Thursday , July 18 2024
Home / Public Liability Claims / Compensation from City Council for Footpath Fall

Compensation from City Council for Footpath Fall

Nathan Clarke, has been awarded compensation from City Council for footpath fall of €40,000 from Dublin City Council over alleged failure to clean broken glass from a public foot path outside his home.

The accident occurred in 2001 when Nathan Clarke was seven years of age and resulted in extensive injuries to his left hand that required surgery in hospital.

In the the compensation case was taken by Nathan’s father Joseph Clarke, who acted as next friend in the High Court case.

It was alleged in court that City Council had failed to carry out its statutory duty to keep the foot path clear and that the council was guilty of nuisance by allowing broken glass to accumulate on the pavement in an area used by children to play.