01 July 2008
Toddler secures compensation for injury to leg
A youngster from the central Scotland area of North Lanarkshire has been awarded a payout of £6,500 after he suffered injuries to his leg.
Now three years old, Zak Maxwell was playing in a Thomas the Tank Engine ball pool in 2006 when the toy unexpectedly deflated.
As a result of the incident, he suffered a spiral fracture to his leg and needed to be in plaster from the waist down for six weeks.
His family subsequently sued British toy shop chain the Early Learning Centre.
The firm has now agreed to an out-of-court settlement, stating that it was confident the accident was an isolated occurrence.
Commenting on the event, Zac's mother Ms Maxwell said: "He was screaming and crying and even when we got him out and calmed him down he was still whimpering so we knew something was wrong," the BBC reports.