A ten year old schoolboy, who was not expected to live after falling from a climbing frame and fracturing his skull, has been awarded 7,500 pounds in school playground injury claims compensation.
Jamie Griffin from Haverhill in Suffolk was playing on a climbing frame at his school – Burton End Primary School in Haverhill – in November 2009, when he fell almost five feet and landed on concrete slabs surrounding the climbing frame. He was taken to hospital unconscious, where doctors gave him a CAT scan and diagnosed a fractured skull and bleeding from the main blood artery leading to the brain.
Jamie regained conscious the next day but suffered temporary blindness from his injuries, and it was ten weeks until he was able to return to school. Jamie has now made a complete recovery but has to be monitored regularly to detect any signs of epilepsy.
Jamie´s mother – Debbie – sought legal guidance and claimed for school playground injury claims compensation on her son´s behalf. After an investigation into the accident, Suffolk County Council were found to be in breach of health and safety regulations and fined. A compesnation settlement of skull fracture compensation was agreed for 7,500 pounds, which will be held in trust until Jamie is eighteen.Read More