Saturday 21 September 2019

High Court awards €47k to young girl who broke collar bone on 'Fun Day' at local GAA club

L-R Imram Jamil with his daughter, Ayesha Imram, pictured leaving the Four Courts yesterday after the High Court approved a settlement offer on behalf of Ayesha. Pic:Collins Courts
L-R Imram Jamil with his daughter, Ayesha Imram, pictured leaving the Four Courts yesterday after the High Court approved a settlement offer on behalf of Ayesha. Pic:Collins Courts

Tim Healy

A GIRL who broke her collar bone on a Fun Day at her local GAA Club has settled her High Court action for €47,000.

Ayesha Imran was inside a large inflatable plastic ball when other children began to push it and she broke her collar bone,  the court was told.

Senior Counsel Eoin McGonigal said the 12-year-old's mother, Shazia Khanam, had earlier expressed concern her daughter would come to harm being pushed by the children, but nothing was done. Counsel said Ayesha fell fracturing her collar bone.

Counsel said liability was not at issue in the case.

The young girl had to wear a sling for 15 weeks after the accident, had to have physiotherapy but has made a good recovery.

Ayesha, of Liffey Road, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan, Dublin had through her father, Imran Jamil, sued Bacstroke Entertainment, Stillorgan Business Park, Stillorgan, Dublin which provided the plastic ball activity and Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, 12th Lock, Lucan Road, Lucan, Dublin where the Fun Day took place as a result of the accident on September 28, 2013.

It was claimed while taking part in the activity, Ayesha was pushed by other children in a dangerous and unsafe manner which caused her to fall.

She claimed there was a failure to supervise the plastic ball activity adequately and a failure to consider or heed the concerns expressed by the mother to supervisory staff that the girl would be harmed by the pushing of the inflatable ball.

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said it was a good settlement and he wished the young girl well for the future.

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