A 16-year-old boy who injured himself while climbing over a fence in a supermarket car park has had a child accident claim for compensation approved by the Circuit Civil Court. The settlement, €38,000, was awarded to Michael Hogan of Firhouse, Co Dublin, who was just 11-years-old at the time of the accident.
Hogan sustained a V-shaped gash on his left thigh after being injured by a nail protruding from the fence.
The owners of the car park, which is located at the Firhouse Shopping Centre, Colverton Limited, admitted liability. The settlement was approved by Mr Justice Matthew Deery and placed in court funds until Hogan reaches 18 years of age.