October 05, 2008
A WOMAN who claims she was injured going down a slippery slide at a school event is suing for compensation.
Fiona Ciranni, 36, is claiming almost $102,000 in compensation from John Paul College Ltd – Queensland’s largest private school – and A&L Hawkins, trading as Affordable Amusement Rides.
Mrs Ciranni said she accompanied her daughter on a “super slide” at the college in October 2005.
As she went down the slide, she approached the final of three bumps with “significant velocity” and was thrown into the air, before landing on her coccyx, her claim says.
Her personal injury compensation claim, filed in the Supreme Court in Brisbane by Shine Lawyers, alleges the school failed to warn of the injury risk and the amusement company failed to ensure that the ride was safe.
Mrs Ciranni claims she suffered an injury to her coccyx, stress and bruising.
The school and amusement ride company are yet to lodge responses to her claim, which was filed on September 25.
In the last financial year almost 100 lawsuits were filed against the State of Queensland over injuries suffered by students at state schools or school events.
Article Source: www.couriermail.com.au