A teenager from Co Waterford has been awarded €1.28m for a personal injury on a farm by a judge at the High Court. Mr Justice John Quirke awarded the sum to TJ Kearns, for an accident in which he lost his leg in April 2001.
Kearns was nine years old when his accident occurred, during which his leg became entangled in a power seed sowing machine. Kearns was in a tractor pulling a piece of machinery at the time.
The defendants, John Joe Flynn, Eugene Flynn and Gerald Flynn of Dunmore East, Co Waterford, admitted liability.
TJ’s claim was made though his father, Tom Kearns.