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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Mum of girl injured in playground may seek compensation

    By David Brown on October 8, 2010

    Mum of girl injured in playground may seek compensation

    An Essex mum is considering claiming compensation on her daughter’s behalf after she was injured at a play park.

    Rhianna Wallace, who is ten, broke both wrists when she fell two metres from a climbing frame in Great Notley Parkon August 16th this year. Her mother, Brina Smith, alleges that Essex County Council did not adequately protect users of the playground from harm. She says that a single layer of wood chippings on the ground below the frame was not sufficient, and argues that further cushioning material should have been in place.

    A paramedic who surveyed the scene described the equipment as ‘hazardous’ and said the ground on which Rhianna fell was ‘a hard surface.’

    Rhianna, from Colchester, needed a pin in her right wrist to hold the bones in place, and had to wear plaster casts on both arms for a month after the accident and is still unable to take part in PE and other activities.

    Figures released reveal that 27 people were hurt in the same park between June and September.

    Source: Daily Gazette

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    Date Published: October 8, 2010

    Author: David Brown

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