AN IRISH seven-year-old who had her fingers crushed by a door in a Dublin restaurant has been awarded €45,000 in damages.
On Monday, Dublin's Circuit Civil Court was told that Paula Buliauskite’s right hand was trapped in a closing door in The Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Swords three years ago.
The girl's middle and ring fingers were crushed and she was forced to undergo surgery to repair them.
Paula was taken to hospital shortly after, and was discovered to have suffered significant injury and on the day following the incident, had to have surgery on both fingers while under general anaesthetic.
The court also heard that she had been left with scarring on both fingers.
The family sued Riverside Investments, trading as The Old Schoolhouse, Swords, through Paula's mother, Busmane.
Counsel said the Personal Injuries Board had assessed compensation for Paula, of Swords Manor, Swords, Co. Dublin, at €45,000 and he was recommending it to the court.
Judge John O’Connor said he considered the assessment appropriate and approved of it.