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A chef who claims to have injured his knee when he slipped and fell down stairs at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel has settled the case in the High Court.
Arkadiusz Perzyna was carrying a tray to a basement kitchen at the luxurious St Stephen’s Green Hotel when he claimed he tripped and fell forward four steps.
All allegations were denied and the hotel further denied that Berezina had stumbled.
Gabriel Gaffigan SC, instructed by Maguire-McClaverty’s solicitor, of Mr. Berzina, told Mrs. Carmel Stewart on the second day of the hearing that the matter had been compromised and could be deleted.
When the case opened, Mr Gaffigan told the court the 45-year-old sous-chef could now not run after sustaining a tear in his knee. He said there had been many previous complaints by co-workers before the fall about the condition of the stairs.
The hotel claimed that the chef could have used the elevator, but Mr. Gaffigan said his client was too busy and that guests, patrons, and other employees used the elevator.
Mr Perzyna, of Annfield Lawn, Castleknock, Dublin, has sued Torriam Hotel Operating Company Ltd, operating under the name The Shelbourne Hotel, as a result of an alleged fall five years earlier.
It was alleged that on November 11, 2018, he was carrying a tray of mashed leeks and carrots when his right foot was injured by what he claimed was a labrum caused by a combination of a step defect and a high nasal strip. He allegedly fell forward down four steps and landed heavily on his knees.
It was alleged that the steps were defective, crumbled, uneven, and had defective nose strips. It was also alleged that there had been a failure to respond to numerous previous complaints from staff regarding the steps clause.
All allegations were denied and the hotel further denied that there was a lip on the stairs. The hotel also alleged that Mr. Berezina was the owner of his misfortune and failed to pay proper attention when coming down the stairs.