AN IRISH girl has been awarded €43,000 in damages after she slipped on loose gravel outside her Dublin home, fracturing her elbow.
Kayla Whelan, who was just three-years-old at the time, had been crossing Bluebell Road when she slipped on loose gravel and banged her left elbow against a wall on August 4, 2016.
Her mother Ciara Whelan decided to sue sued Dublin City Council and Irish Water and the Circuit Civil Court decided to award her daughter €43,000 in damages.
It was noted that following the accident, Kayla was taken to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
There was swelling to her elbow and after getting it x-rayed, it became apparent that she would need to have it operated on in order to repair the fracture.
It was later repaired with a k-wire fixation and Kayla was forced to wear a cast for six weeks while her arm healed.
K-wires are surgical wires that are used to hold a broken bone in a corrected position following surgery. They usually stick out of the skin so that they can be easily removed once the bone has healed.
Following the removal of her cast Kayla received a number of physiotherapy treatments and had been allowed to mobilise her elbow.
Kayla’s injury has reportedly made a full recovery.