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Injury

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000

His mother was given €200 to arrange new photos.

AN EIGHT-YEAR-old schoolboy, who missed his First Holy Communion photo session after his right eye was injured by a metal rod in a Dublin clothes shop, has been awarded €11,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister Deirdre Clarkin told the court that in May 2011, Scott Robinson was in New Look store in Jervis Shopping Centre when his eye hit a protruding metal clothes rod.

Judge John Hannan heard that Scott, who suffered an abrasion in his right eye area, was scheduled to attend his First Holy Communion on the day following his injury.

Ms Clarkin told the court that Scott had been unable to attend the photo session following his Communion as his eye was red and unsightly.

Through his mother Samantha Murphy, of Laburnum Square, Rathborne, Pelletstown, Dublin, Scott sued New Look Retailers Ltd for negligence. Judge Hannon heard the boy had made a full recovery.

Ms Clarkin, who appeared for Scott with Killeen Solicitors, said the company had made an €11,000 settlement offer and she was recommending the court approve it.

Judge Hannan accepted the offer and allowed a payment out of €200 to Scott’s mum so that a new communion picture session could be arranged for him.

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