An 11-year-old boy has been awarded £1,800 in an injury compensation claim after being injured while trying on shoes in a sportswear shop in Edinburgh.
The boy, who cannot be identified, was trying on trainers at a branch of JJB Sports in Edinburgh when he was struck by a drawer on a stock trolley.
He suffered a cut and his shirt was torn at Fort Kinnaird Park in March 2007, which has left him with a scar.
His mother, from Musselburgh, sued the sportswear giant on his behalf.
She claimed against the company over its duty of care to prevent accidents.
Lawyers for the company claimed the accident was caused by the boy’s own carelessness and argued it was not foreseeable that the metal trolley – likened to a filing cabinet – would cause injury.
But they accepted the employee had failed to properly look out for customers and children and had not been given training on how to use the trolley.
The child’s mother had originally been seeking £6,000 for her son’s personal injury claim but the lower figure was later agreed.
The case was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court by Sheriff Frank Crowe, QC, who awarded £1,800 to the boy for his pain and suffering.
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