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According to the Staffordshire Sentinel, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has awarded in excess of £744,000 in compensation since 2008 in 34 separate claims from pupils injured during incidents such as slipping and tripping.
For instance, in excess of £260,000 was granted to a woman who sustained a broken ankle after she fell over a new carpet tile at a school in the area, while another two settlements of more than £100,000 were awarded for injuries caused by people slipping on ice.
In addition, Staffordshire County Council agreed to sums totalling £890,880 over the same timeframe after facing 88 claims - 52 of which were from pupils and 36 from members of staff.
This comes after Haverhill Weekly News reported that a ten-year-old boy had received £7,500 for a head injury he suffered in an accident at school.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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