Poster Injury Compensation Claim Settled
A woman who walked into a Dublin advertising poster, and sustained head and neck injuries, has settled her poster injury compensation claim for 38,000 Euros.
Sandra Memery (48) was leaving her local McDonald´s restaurant with her daughter on 16th September 2009 when the accident happened. Having turned back towards her daughter to give her a bag, she started walking forward again, and immediately hit her head on the corner of the poster campaigning on behalf of Fianna Fail for a “Yes” vote in the second Lisbon Treaty referendum.
After feeling unwell for almost a day, Sandra visited her doctor, where she was diagnosed with lacerations to her scalp, a swelling over her right temporal and soft tissue damage to her neck. Sandra, who is 5 ft 5 in tall (1.65m) made a compensation claim for low hanging poster injury, stating that the campaign poster should have a minimum of three metres clearance from the floor.
Contesting the poster injury compensation claim, Fianna Fail and Executive Posters Ltd jointly claimed that Sandra was responsible for her own injuries through contributory negligence and should have paid more attention to where she was walking. However, shortly before Sandra´s poster injury compensation claim case was about to be heard at Dublin´s Circuit Civil Court, her legal representatives announced to the court that a compensation settlement had been agreed upon in the amount of 38,000 Euros.