A woman who slipped and fell in Wright’s Café Bar Airside in July 2011 has been awarded over €64,000 by the High Court on 8th July 2014. Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he had found the plaintiff to be an honest witness who did not exaggerate any of her symptoms. It was noted by Judge Cross that the plaintiff’s level of disability was not at the top of the scale but it was still significant as she was now only in her twenties and would have pain into the future.
Her claim was that the café bar company neglected or failed to clean a hazard from the floor and it presented a hazard for her. She also claimed that there was a failure to give any or adequate warning of that hazard. The plaintiff slipped and fell and struck her head. She initially suffered headaches and lower back pain and later had severe pain in her lower back.
Liability was admitted in the case and Mr Justice Kevin Cross said that was a sensible attitude to adopt. Medical reports were agreed by both sides. Having considered the medical reports Judge Cross accepted the level of pain was severe and as a result the Plaintiff had changed her employment from a school swimming instructor to a secretarial position.
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