Lincolnshire County Council has paid out more than £330,000 in compensation for injuries in schools, new figures have revealed.

A response to a BBC Freedom of Information request showed one teacher received £4,000 after they “almost fell” when a stool broke.

Other payouts included an award of £3,500 for a trapped thumb and a similar amount after a book fell on a pupil’s foot.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.