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Mother's personal injury suit for child crushed by wall

The Welsh mother of a six-year-old caught under a collapsing dry stone wall has said she will seek personal injury compensation from her local council.

The traumatised youngster was out playing with friends at a park in Cwmtillery when the section of wall fell on him, in October this year.

He was treated for multiple injuries including a broken arm, chipped jaw bone and a one-inch wound to his forehead, which, doctors say, will be scarred for life.

His mother says she approached a personal injury solicitor to make a compensation claim on her son's behalf.

"I think he deserves something after what he has been through," she told reporters at the South Wales Argus.

She previously told the paper that one of her son's friends had pulled at a stone in the wall, causing it to collapse and shower him with debris.

Though he made a speedy recovery, returning to school in Blaentillery just two weeks after the incident, she said he is now too afraid to play outside.

A spokesperson for Blaenau Gwent council, named in the woman's injury claim, said the matter had been reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for investigation.

She confirmed the personal injury lawsuit had been received, but said it would be ‘inappropriate' to offer further comment.


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