Seven Year Old Girl Wins Compensation for Finger Injury in Pub’s Play Area
08/19/2010

A young girl who trapped a finger in a cupboard door at a Staffordshire pub has been awarded £3000 in compensation for her personal injury.

Online PR News – 19-August-2010 – – A young girl who trapped a finger in a cupboard door at a Staffordshire pub has been awarded £3000 in compensation for her personal injury.

Seven-year-old Caitlyn Ratcliffe was playing in the Wacky Warehouse section of the Plough Inn in Alsager, during a birthday party held for one of her friends in February last year.

A Plough Inn staff member who was working in the area moved away from a cupboard door, which then shut automatically and trapped Caitlyn’s middle finger in the process.

The fractured finger on Caitlyn’s right hand was placed in a splint for three months, which caused problems for her at school as she was unable to write in her books. Caitlyn also needed a course of antibiotics after the injury became infected.

Caitlyn’s parents brought a case against Punch Taverns, which owns the Plough Inn, and last week Stoke-on-Trent County Court ruled in their favour. The money will now sit in a trust fund until Caitlyn is 18.

A spokesman for Punch Taverns said: “As a responsible operator, our main priority is to ensure that our pubs provide safe and welcoming environments for all our guests.

“A full internal investigation was completed and we are pleased a resolution has been reached.”

For more information visit the personal injury accident claims specialists http://www.paulrooney.co.uk/

Ref: PRS-HS-11810