A County Wicklow schoolgirl, who sustained cuts and abrasions after catching her leg on a faulty cake display in Dunnes Stores, is to receive 21,000 Euros in injury compensation for dangerous shop display.
Jade Earls (11) from Bray in County Wicklow had been at the shop with her mother in the Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt in Dublin when the accident happened in July 2010. As Jade passed by a display of cakes, she snagged her leg on some rusty nails which were protruding from the support for the stand.
Judge Alan Mahon at Dublin´s Circuit Civil Court heard that Jade sustained a 10 centimetre abrasion and a four centimetre laceration in the accident and, although both had healed completely, Jade had been left with a permanent scar on her left leg.
After seeking legal guidance, Jade made a claim for dangerous shop display injury compensation against Dunnes Stores and ABF Grain Products, Grosvenor Street, London, through her mother – Fidelma. The court heard that the two defendants had accepted liability on a 60&40 basis and that an offer of shop accident compensation had been made.
Judge Mahon heard that the offer of shop accident Ireland compensation for dangerous shop display amounted to 12,000 Euros plus costs and, as the family were prepared to accept the offer, he approved the settlement.