A boy who fell from a see-saw while playing in his local play area is making a brain injury claim for compensation after suffering horrific injuries.
Reece Geisler was just 12 years old when the accident happened at Fern Lea playground in Lindley. The Huddersfield Examiner newspaper is reporting that Reece was thrown off of the see-saw, missed the rubber matting that surrounds the equipment and hit his head on the concrete edging.
He suffered from a fractured skull and a blood clot on his brain due to the impact of his fall. He underwent extensive brain surgery at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where his skull was pinned back together and metal plates were inserted. The metal plates will have to stay in his skull for the rest of his life.
His family have now launched a compensation claim against Kirklees Council who run the play area to gain recompense for the trauma he has been through. His mother has reportedly insisted that the claim is not to gain financial reward, but to get the Council to admit that they were at fault for the accident, and make the play area safe for the children who will use the facility in the future.