Lincolnshire schools pay damages to injured pupilsOver the past five years, schools in Lincolnshire have awarded thousands of pounds in compensation to pupils.
Children as young as four have been awarded damages after suffering injuries while in school, the Lincolnshire Echo reported.
Since 2005, 16 successful cases totaling £85,000 have been brought against institutions in the region, with slips and trips accounting for some of the compensation payments awarded.
Other incidents which have seen children awarded damages of between £1,000 and £14,000 include a £2,000 claim for a four-year-old involved in an incident described as "trapping".
Another undisclosed sum was awarded to a child involved in an incident with "fixtures and fittings".
Debbie Barnes, assistant director of children's services at the county council, said: "If we receive a direct letter for claims against an injury or it is passed on to us from a school, we will look at the case carefully and form an opinion on liability."
Parents with complaints about schools in the area are advised by the authority to discuss the issue with the establishment involved before taking further action.
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