May 2012

Toy Shop Compensation for Head Injury Approved in Court

The Circuit Civil Court in Dublin has approved a settlement of injury in toy shop accident compensation for the family of a little girl who suffered a head injury when falling in the capital´s branch of Hamleys.

Brianna Healy (5) of Ballinteer in Dublin, had the top shop accident in February 2009 when she was just two-years-old.  The young girl fell and hit her head at the Hamleys Toy Store in the Dundrum Shopping Centre, and, as Mr Justice Matthew Deery at the Circuit Civil Court heard, “split her head open”.

Brianna´s accident has left her with a permanent scar on her head, and although Hamleys accepted liability for Brianna´s injury her father Steven – through whom Brianna made the claim for injury in toy shop compensation – told the judge that the initial offer of compensation had been rejected.

Mr Justice Matthew Deery was made aware that an improved offer of injury in toy shop compensation of 27,500 Euros had been negotiated, and the case was before him for approval. After seeking confirmation that the offer was agreeable to Brianna´s father, the judge approved the settlement.