An 11-year-old girl, who badly cut her leg on a stand displaying some cakes in Dunnes Stores, has had her settlement of compensation for faulty shop display injury approved at the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin.
The court heard how Jade Earls had been shopping in the Cornelscourt branch of Dunnes Stores in Dublin on July 16, 2010. As she passed by a stand displaying cakes, Jade caught her leg on rusty nails exposed on a some wood which was hanging down from the display.
Judge Alan Mahon was told that Jade sustained a ten centimetre abrasion and a four centimetre laceration which – although it had healed – resulted in a permanent scar on her left leg. Through her mother – Fidelma – Jade made a compesation claim for faulty shop display injury compensation against Dunnes Stores and the company responsible for the cake display stand – ABF Grain products of Grosvenor Street, London.
The judge was also advised that Dunnes Stores and ABF Grain Products had admitted liability for Jade´s injury on a 60/40 basis, and that an offer of compensation for faulty shop injury amounting to 12,000 Euros plus legal expenses had been made, which the family were willing to accept.