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Woman who broke leg on swing in Manilva denied compensation because it was ‘for children’

Childrens’ play area. File photograph.
Childrens’ play area. File photograph. / SUR
  • The victim had claimed more than 22,000 euros in compensation for her injuries

A mother who fractured her leg in three places after a fall from a swing while visiting a Costa del Sol park with her child has been denied her 22,000 euro demand for compensation from the Manilva town council.

The woman claimed that the height of the swing was not “correct” which investigators said they found “confusing” pointing out that if the play equipment was higher her fall in May 2015 would have been harder.

In her claim the woman also said the swing at the council-owned facilities did not carry any indication of the age of users, but this was rejected, too, as “it was obvious it was for children and not suitable for adults.”

In the case review summary by the Andalusian Advisory Council any failures of the town hall or the signage were ruled out saying, “The accident occurred due to its improper use by someone who clearly should not have made use of it."