A young girl from Dublin, who cut her finger in the café of Debenhams in Henry Street, has had a settlement of lacerated finger injury compensation approved in court.
Naoise Walsh (now nine years of age) from Bluebell in Dublin was visiting the Debenhams store in Henry Street with her mother when, in March 2011, she tried to get a drink carton out of the fridge in the Debenhams café.
As she did so her finger got stuck in the metal grill of the shelf; and, when Naoise tried to free her finger, she cut it badly and it started bleeding profusely.
An ambulance was called, and Naoise was taken to the Temple Street Children´s Hospital, where her lacerated finger was treated and dressed.
Naoise returned to the hospital the following day and, under a general anaesthetic, her finger was checked for signs of tendon damage.
Thankfully, no permanent injury was discovered and, after recovering from the anaesthetic, Naoise was allowed home with stitches in her finger.
Through her mother – Amy Walsh – Naoise made a claim for lacerated finger injury compensation against Debenhams Retail Ireland Ltd., who admitted liability for Naoise´s injury.
A settlement of lacerated finger injury compensation amounting to €10,000 was agreed without the Injuries Board´s intervention, but – like all child injury compensation settlements in Ireland – the settlement first had to be approved by a judge.
Consequently, the case was brought before Mr Justice Raymond Groarke at the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin, who after hearing how Naoise sustained her injury, approved the settlement of lacerated finger injury compensation and closed the case.