Monthly Archives: March 2011

Laois Teenager Awarded Compensation for Lost Eye

A teenager whose eye was impaled on an expose milking machine hook has been awarded €110,000 in compensation by a judge at the High Court. David Booth, now 17, was only eight years old when the accident happened on his family’s farm in April 2002. Booth, from Stradbally in Co Laois, pursued a claim for compensation against Senior Milking Machine Company Ltd and Stradbally Farm Services, which it was claimed were negligent on the grounds that the milking machine had been built to a safe enough standard.

David had no recollection of the events leading up to the accident.

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