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Scotland's leading personal injury firm and health and safety campaigners, Thompsons Solicitors, voiced concern after reports that an eight year old boy broke both his arms while playing on a new play park ride near his home in Wishaw.

They said that serious questions had to be asked regarding the safety of the ride and whether extra measures should be taken to avoid any further accidents.

According to reports Sean Reid was playing on the curved track ride at a play park near his home in Wishaw when it suddenly came to a halt and threw him off - breaking both his arms.  His parents were told that he is likely to need surgery to regain the use of his arms. 

Partner at Thompsons Solicitors and health and safety campaigner, Patrick McGuire, said:

"Some serious questions need to be asked about this incident to not only find out whether more could have been done to make sure the ride was safe but also ensure that other youngsters don't get injured.

"A day out playing in the park near his house has turned into a painful summer holiday for Sean who now can't properly use his arms.

"At Thompsons our experts care about people's safety.  We only represent the victims of accidents, getting them the best possible compensation to get their life back on track, but we also want lessons to be learned from injuries that happen.

"If improvements to safety can be made they should be made and in this case those responsible need to ask themselves what they can do to make sure this doesn't happen again."  

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