A woman who alleged she was tripped at a Spin Roller Disco by an unidentified child, who put its leg out in front of her as she walked through a crowd, has been awarded €25,000 damages against the company running the event.

Barbara Thomas, a 44-year-old executive officer, told Circuit Court President, Justice Raymond Groarke that as a result of the trip she had fallen and suffered a fractured thumb and whiplash-type injuries as a result of hitting her head against a wall.

She sued Spin Roller Disco Limited, Spin Building, Walkinstown, Dublin, alleging that the incident had been caused by the negligence and breach of duty of Spin Roller Disco which, she claimed, had failed to implement a proper safety regime against the risks posed by a crowd of inadequately supervised children.

Judge Groarke heard that she had to wear a splint to immobilise her thumb which had caused a reduced range of movement and grip strength in her right hand.

Her employment had involved many tasks involving manual dexterity such as typing and writing and this had caused her pain after extended periods of activity.

After awarding Thomas damages of €25,000, Judge Groarke granted Mandal leave to apply again to the court relating to the status of the company.

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Source: The Journal