A schoolboy was awarded £15,197 in compensation after he sustained a ‘tiny cut to the eyebrow’ when a teacher threw a DVD case to him.

The plastic case accidentally hit the secondary school pupil in the head, with the boy’s family successfully claiming the five-figure pay-out from Essex County Council.

The council said the member of staff was attempting to pass the DVD cover to the pupil but ‘unintentionally threw it with more force than expected and it accidentally hit him’.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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