A young boy, who cut his knee when he fell on a tree at a mid-term camp, has had his injury compensation claims settlement for €55,000 approved at the High Court .
The boy, Diarmuid O’Connor, was 10-years-old when he attended the mid-term camp. During a break in class he explored a bushy area when he had the unfortunate accident involving the tree stump.
Presiding Judge Justice Garrett Simons was told that Diarmuid had, in the company of some of his campmates walked off during break during break time. When they entered a part of the camp that was particularly bushy, DIarmuid fell across the tree stump. His friends, who were in his company, went to inform the camp supervisors who attended the scene as quickly as they were able to. The other young boys were taken away from the scene of the accident and emergency services were called to come to the assistance of the young boy.
Diarmuid took the personal injury compensation claims via his mother Jacinta O’Connor against the managers of the camp, Artzone Ltd. This is the company that conducted the art camps during February 19, 2016. The camp was being held at Taney Parish Hall, Dundrum, Dublin.
Now 15 years old, Diarmuid resides at an address in Ashton Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin,The claim was -awarded
In giving his approval for the school camp compensation settlement, Justice Simons said the Diarmuid has been left with a bad wound. Sadly, the young boy is now extremely self-concsious about wearing shorts, like most boys his age, during the warmer summer months.
Justice Simons said that the felt the child injury compensation settlement agreed was a good one. He said that, if the case had gone to a full trial setting, there may have been multiple issues to address in relation to issues of supervision and how the young boy was allowed to wander away with a group of his friends and no supervisor.