An eight-year-old boy who, as a toddler, hurt his finger when he was holding a bowling ball has settled his High Court action for €30,000.

Kaylum Devitt has been left with a raised 2cm scar on his right index finger, the court was told.

The settlement was with a full denial of liability, the court heard.

Kaylum, of Buirg an Ri, Balgaddy, Lucan, Co Dublin, through his mother Natalie Devitt, sued XL Bowl Limited trading as Superdome, Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown, Dublin, as a result of the accident on March 18 2012.

It was claimed the boy’s right index finger was caused to be lacerated by a bowling ball and he suffered a fracture to the finger and had to have surgery on it.

It was also claimed there was an alleged failure to take any or any adequate precautions for the safety of the child and the bowling ball was allegedly allowed to be and to remain a danger or hazard on the premises.

Source: Irish Independent