Just over €56,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court has been awarded to a 10-year-old girl who suffered a fracture to her left foot when a heavy radiator dropped from off the wall in her school.
Keira Kuts, of Carlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7, told Judge John O’Connor, through her barrister Eileen McAuley, that the accident had occurred in October 2016 when the girl was only seven.
Appearing with Synnott Lawline Solicitors ,Ms McAuley informed the court that Keira had been with her class in the library of St Catherine’s Senior School, Cabra, when the heavy iron radiator parted from the from the wall and struck Keira heavily on the foot.
Counsel said Keira, who took the school compensation action via her father Roman Kuts, had been rushed taken by car to the accident and emergency department of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
A team of medic x-rayed her foot and it had been found that a metatarsal bone in her foot had been fractured. Keira had to wear a a cast for four weeks to allow her bone to bone. She then had to use a boot for an additional four weeks. Following a check up appointment in 2018, it was found that her foot was now back to normal having fully rehabilitated. Ms McAuley said the fracture had fully healed and doctors were entirely satisfied there would be no long term effects.
Judge O’Connor approved a school accident compensation offer of €55,000 together with €1,168 special damages for Keira.