December 8, 2011
A wedding guest, who suffered a broken nose when an automatic door at the hotel reception hit her face, has settled her claim for broken nose compensation for an undisclosed figure.
Martina Fivey (41) sustained the injury while attending her sister´s wedding reception in February 2008. It was claimed in her action against the hotel and Boon Edam Ireland Ltd – the company who fitted the doors at the hotel – that while she was waiting for her husband to join her, one of the doors had closed by itself, hitting her in the face and causing her to sustain a broken nose injury.
Martina, who had a history of nasal problems dating back to 2005, had to undergo surgery to have her nose put back into place and suffered bad facial bruising due to both the accident and the subsequent operation. Judge Jacqueline Linnane heard that both defendants disputed Martina´s claim for broken nose compensation, but after hearing evidence from the claimant was told that the two sides had reached agreement on a broken nose compensation settlement and that the case could be struck out.