A young girl has won a substantial compensation claim after an accident at a Wacky Warehouse left her with an injured finger.
The Sentinel newspaper is reporting that the seven year old in question, Caitlyn Ratcliffe, injured her finger at The Plough Inn in Alsager in February last year. The Wacky Warehouse’s are operated by Punch Taverns adjacent to some of their pubs and restaurants. They offer supervised soft play centre activities for children.
Caitlyn was attending a birthday party in an upstairs room of a Wacky Warehouse that was supervised by staff and off limits to parents. Her right hand got trapped in a store cupboard door that had just been opened by a member of staff.
Her middle finger was fractured in the incident and witnesses report seeing blood everywhere. She was rushed to hospital and her hand was in a splint for 3 months. As she is right handed, she struggled to write at school.
Now Caitlyn has been awarded £3,000 from Punch Taverns for her child accident compensation claim. The settlement was approved at Stoke County Court, where the money will be kept in a trust fund until she is 18.
The company is currently investigating a couple of similar incidents in their Staffordshire properties in which children lost parts of their fingers after getting them trapped in toilet doors.