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City Council Compensation for Footpath Fall

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

Nathan Clarke of Ballymun, County Dublin,  won a case in the High Court that means  Dublin City Council pays city council compensation for football fall to the order of €40,000 over alleged failure to clean broken glass from a public foothpath outside his home.

The incident happened in 2001 when Nathan Clarke was seven years old and resulted in extensive injuries to his left hand that required surgery in Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The city council compensation action was taken by Nathan’s father Joseph Clarke, who acted as next friend in the High Court case.

It was alleged in court that Dublin City Council had failed to carry out its statutory duty to keep the foot path clean and that the council was guilty of nuisance by allowing broken glass to accumulate on the pavement in an area used by children to play.