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Child Injury Compensation for Accident in School

Posted on: April 10th, 2011

An eight-year-old boy who lost the tip of his middle finger is to receive 24,000 Euros for child injury compensation for an accident in a school.

Circuit Court president, Mr. Justice Matthew Deery, heard how Benjamin Schonfeld of Clonskeagh, Dublin, was just 6 years old when he caught his finger in a door at St. Killian’s German School in January 2009.

Benjamin lost almost 4mm from the tip of his left middle finger, and his injury resulted in a subsequent hooked nail deformity.

Suing the school through his father, Heino, the judge was told that a settlement assessment had been made by the Injuries Board Ireland which both parties accepted.

In approving the compensation settlement of 23,000 Euros with a further 1,041 Euros costs, Mr. Justice Matthew Deery directed the school to pay the settlement into court for Benjamin’s benefit.