Man who suffered sever facial injuries in workplace accident settles High Court action for €500,000
A MAN who suffered severe facial injuries when the polishing cup of an angle grinder flew off and hit him in the face has settled his High Court action for €500,000.
The court was told the settlement was made without admission of liability.
Approving the settlement, the President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said a most unfortunate accident involving facial injuries to Paul Crowley's jaw left him with permanent pain. He hoped the settlement would help Mr Crowley.
Mr Crowley, a construction worker, of Belmayne Park North, Balgriffin, Dublin, had sued Midwest Formwork and Reinforcing Ltd with offices at Bushfield, Oranmore, Co Galway aver the accident which happened on a construction site at Grand Canal Square, Dublin on April 9th 2009.
Mr Croelwy claimed he was operating a grinder machine when the polishing cup fractured, shot up and hit him on the left side of the face. He suffered a fracture to his jaw, a deep laceration and an injury to a facial nerve and experienced difficulties eating and talking.
He alleged failure to have any or any adequate regard for his safety while employed at the location and failure to provide a safe system of work.
The claims were denied by the defendant who also pleaded contributory negligence against Mr Crowley, alleging he failed to take any or any adequate care for his own safety.