Boy who fractured his elbow in fall at play centre offered €15,000 settlement.

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Boy who fractured his elbow in fall at play centre offered €15,000 settlement.  An eight-year-old schoolboy, who fractured his right elbow in a fall at a play centre, had been offered a €15,000 settlement, the court was told.  Judge Gerard Griffen heard in the Circuit Civil Court that the boy had fallen from a climbing rope at a Fun Centre, while playing there.  His mother, on affidavit, said the boy had made his way to the upper level of the play centre where he had been required to climb with the use of a rope while traversing the uppermost area.  She said he had fallen forward off the structure and had landed down in the second level, breaking his right elbow.  The boy was taken to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where the fracture had shown up on x-rays. An above elbow cast had been applied which he had to wear for six weeks. Judge Griffen, who heard that the boy had since fully recovered from his injury, said the settlement was a very good offer and approved payment of it into court on his behalf. The settlement included the boy’s legal costs.