May 19, 2024

A schoolboy who injured his knee when he was tackled throughout a soccer recreation on his college grounds has been awarded €30,000.

The boy, who’s now 17, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court docket in Co Donegal the place the award was made.

The court docket heard that the incident occurred on September third, 2021 at a college in Ballybofey.

The boy, who was a 3rd yr pupil, was tackled by one other pupil ensuing within the boy being injured.

He was taken to hospital having suffered an damage to his knee which included a fracture to his proper leg and tender tissue accidents.

A hospital report revealed how the boy needed to initially spend three days in hospital whereas two pins needed to be inserted into the boy’s leg.

He additionally needed to spend six weeks in a plaster solid because of the damage.

An preliminary medical report taken seven months after the incident confirmed that the boy was strolling with a slight limp and that he additionally suffered two small scars.

One other medical report taken one yr and eight months after the incident confirmed the boy now not had a limp, had a full vary of motion and that his proper knee was secure.

An additional report dated Might 18th, 2023 confirmed the boy had a full restoration and was again to regular.

Barrister for the sufferer, Mr Peter Nolan, BL, referred to the varied categorisation of accidents inside the private damage pointers.

Mr Nolan mentioned that total his shopper had recovered properly and that there have been no difficulties.

He added that legal responsibility is that this case is perhaps a difficulty as the college weren’t the perpetrators (of the damage).

He mentioned this was not a “structured scenario” and that these on the opposite facet of the case might have argued what might they’ve achieved as a result of this was a recreation of soccer and it occurred at lunchtime.

“We might have discovered ourselves in an issue of legal responsibility,” he mentioned.

Decide John Aylmer mentioned he had no hesitation in approving the provide and likewise awarded particular damages of €150 for journey.

He additionally awarded prices to the plaintiff.

Boy injured in schoolyard soccer recreation awarded €30,000 was final modified: Might seventh, 2024 by Workers Author