A mum may sue Essex County Council after her daughter broke both wrists in a fall at a country park.She stumbled?
Rhianna Wallace, ten, fell about 8ft from a climbing frame at Great Notley Country Park.Ah. And mum is keen to see if there’s some compo to be had, is she?
Her mum, Brina Smith, said: “Rhianna is desperate to go back on the playground.Errr, well, no, indeed. Who’d let her on one with her wrists in plaster, and who’d you sue if she fell off a trampoline in her own garden?
“She likes trampolining, but she can’t risk that either.”
Does she have a case?
Miss Smith, who also has two children under the age of three, claims the county council should have put a thicker layer of wood chippings under the play equipment to cushion youngsters’ falls.Ah. So, a H&S expert has been called to check whether the required depth (there must be regulations, right?) has been complied with?
A report by a paramedic, called to the scene after the accident, noted Rhianna had fallen on “a hard surface” and described the area as “hazardous”.Now, I’m not denigrating the skills of paramedics, but I don’t think they are qualified for that, are they?