More than £200,000 has been paid in compensation to children who have had accidents at school in Essex, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The East Anglian Daily Times report
MORE than £220,000 has been paid out in compensation to pupils following accidents at schools, new figures have revealed.
The damage payouts – recorded from 2008 to 2010, the latest figures available with 2011 and 2012 claims awaiting settlement – include a £23,580 successful claim for an injury sustained following a fall from “defective monkey bars”.
Another £28,972 was paid out for an injury after a student’s face struck a wooden window ledge, while £24,650 was won following an injury to a pupil falling from climbing equipment.