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Injury Claims Compensation for Holiday Child Accident Approved in Court

December 18, 2011

A boy, who received permanent facial injuries when walking through an unmarked plate glass door while on holiday in Spain, has had the compensation award for his injury claims compensation for holiday child accident settlement approved in the Civil Circuit Court.

Hayden Carr (8) from Dublin was just six years of age when the accident occurred while on holiday with his family at the Spanish resort of Salou. Going out  on the apartment balcony, Hayden failed to notice that the glass balcony door had been closed and walked straight into it, smashing the glass and receiving a terrible gash to his forehead.

The injury left a scar which will be Hayden for the rest of his life and, on their return to Dublin, Hayden´s parent sought legal counsel about making a child accident claim for compensation against Budget Travel Ltd of Dublin – the agents through which the Carr´s had booked their holiday.

Showing evidence that the plate glass door had been unmarked in contravention of European law, the travel company’s insurers admitted liability for the injury and, as Circuit Court President Mr Justice Matthew Deery heard at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court, agreed a compensation package of 17,500 Euros.


Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the award, which will now be held in court funds until Hayden reaches the age of eighteen.

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