Thursday 18 December 2014

Woman (43) sues over fall in graveyard at family funeral

Published 19/06/2014 | 17:39

19/6/2014
Mary Weldon, of Balbriggan, Co. Dublin pictured leaving court yesterday(Thurs) after the opening day of her High Court action for damages.Pic: Collins Courts
Mary Weldon, of Balbriggan, Co. Dublin pictured leaving court after the opening day of her High Court action for damages. Pic: Collins Courts
Mary Weldon of Balbriggan, Co Dublin. Photo: Courtpix

A 43-YEAR-old woman is suing after allegedly injuring her wrist when she fell during a funeral in a Dublin graveyard.

Mary Weldon claims she was injured  when she fell over as she attended the funeral of her husband's grandmother.

Mrs Weldon from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, has sued Fingal County Council as a result of the fall four years ago in the Balbriggan graveyard.

Her counsel, Mel Christle, said the council is being sued as Mrs Weldon was a visitor to the graveyard on the day of the funeral September 25, 2010.

Mrs Weldon told the court there were about 20 people at the funeral and they were walking to the graveside when her foot twisted and she fell down.

"I was more embarrassed that anything. My wrist was very sore," she said. She said she later went to her doctor and attended hospital for x- rays.

Cross examined by Colm Condon SC, for the council, she agreed further X-rays showed no fracture, and a subsequent MRI scan confirmed there was no fracture.

Counsel put it to Mrs Weldon that she was talking about a sprained wrist and doctors were predicting that Mrs Weldon "should be getting better".

Mrs Weldon replied: "I should be, but at the moment I am still having trouble with it."

Mr Condon stated that from pictures shown to the court, the footpath at the graveyard appeared to be in good condition.

The case before Ms Justice Mary Irvine continues.

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