Google Logo Reviews for Accident Claims Bristol site navigation
accident at school injury compensation claims solicitors Bristol

School accidents and abuse costing half a million pounds in compensation

Posted in: Foot Injuries Public Place Accidents School Accidents 

According to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request, councils across the country have paid out almost half a million pounds to injured pupils in the last three years. Payouts included £21,845 to a student who suffered a playground injury due to ‘inadequate supervision’, and £13,358 to a pupil who suffered injury after having their foot trapped in a defective door.

The largest payout went to a group of pupils over “sexual abuse by teacher”. A total of £426,283 was paid out by Suffolk County Council, with a spokeswoman for the council saying that this sort of compensation figure was normal for the local authority.

“doing something to attempt to right a dreadful wrong”

Chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, Jonathan Isaby, said: “Clearly the priority when it comes to sexual abuse is doing something – anything – to attempt to right a dreadful wrong.” He continued to blame the cause of so many current cases on the fact that councils across the country are providing a ‘substandard environment’, which leads to large compensation payouts being made “at a time of necessary financial restraint”.

Other claims that contributed to the half-a-million-pound compensation bill included £9,007 going to a student who slipped on wet grass while wearing inappropriate footwear, and £6,382 to a pupil who had access to medication due to inappropriate supervision.

If your child has suffered an injury at school or in a public place, and you are looking to claim personal injury compensation, please contact us


Start Your Personal Injury Claim Today

Contact Our Claim Managers Now

Call To Claim With Us And Receive The Compensation You Deserve

Telephone Icon Yellow - Compensation For Your Accident / Personal Injury Claim Managers / Accident Claims Bristol

01174 534 375