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Dublin worker gets €60,000 settlement from companies after getting attacked by seagull

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A worker injured while fleeing an attack by seagulls on the roof of a Dublin office building has settled a €60,000 compensation claim against six companies, reports Breaking News.

Judge Sarah Barclay was told in the District Civil Court today that Gavin Fox had accepted an undisclosed settlement offer and his claim could be rejected.

Lawyer Dermot Francis Sheehan, who acted for Mr Fox with Tyrrell Solicitors, said he was injured by the door as he tried to escape.

Fox, a 47-year-old mechanical technician from St Brigid’s Avenue in Dublin’s North Strand, had stepped out of a door on the roof of the 2GC building in Dublin city centre when a pair of nesting seagulls attacked.

Mr Fox sued hi employer, Vector Workplace and Facilities Management; Aramark Property Services and Aramark Ireland Holdings, all of 70 Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, and Rohan Holdings, Beaux House, Mercer Street Lower, Dublin 2, Jones Lang LaSalle and Jones Lang LaSalle Services, both at Stine House, Hatch Street. Dublin 2, associated with building management.

Mr Sheehan told Judge Barclay that the case had been settled on the basis that Mr Fox would recover damages under the district court’s jurisdiction of €15,000, reports Breaking News.

Costs are to be met by the first three defendants represented by barrister Padraic Hogan with agreed contributions from the remaining defendants represented by barrister Robert O’Gibenaigh.

Seagulls are protected birds and it is illegal to disturb them during the breeding season from March to June, reports Breaking News.

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