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Pupil wins £250,000 in compensation for serious injury

Posted in: Personal Injury Public Liability 

A Leicester pupil has been awarded £250,000 in compensation after suffering life-changing injuries. Details of the payout made by Leicester City Council were released following a Freedom of Information request. However, the authority has declined all further comment and it is therefore unclear who the child was, how old he or she was, what school the incident happened at, and the extent of the injuries. A council spokesman, however, did state that the compensation covered loss of future career aspiration, suggesting the severity of the child’s injuries.

Last year saw Leicester City Council payout to three individual cases of children injured at school. One claim concerned a foot injury sustained in a PE lesson, and the other two were slip and trip compensation claims. In total, damages paid out by the council totaled £9,446.

Loss of limbs, sensory damage or brain injury

Where no details have been released regarding this child’s case, payouts of £250,000 normally go to claimants who have suffered loss of limbs, damage to the senses, or brain injury. It was heard that the compensation package was covered by Leicester City Council’s insurance arrangements.

A council spokesman defended the claim, saying: “Our compensation rate is very small indeed when considered in this context, and serious accidents in schools are extremely rare.

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