A schoolboy from Bolton has been compensated after being injured when he ran into a noticeboard at his school.
According to The Bolton News, the 16-year-old has been awarded £1,100 because of the accident – which was the second to happen at the school, and be compensated by the council, in a year.
The other claim was made when an eight-year-old “fell onto a metal gate” whilst at school. The young pupil was given £5,250 in compensation for the accident. Although these incidents were compensated in the last year, they took place at an earlier time.
A representative for Bolton Council revealed: “Any claim submitted by a solicitor of a family regarding an accident in school is carefully investigated, and payments are only made where negligence has been established.”
These are just some of the incidents that have caused Bolton Council to be approached by an injury claim solicitor.
Many other councils throughout the UK have experienced the same thing, with them collectively spending some £2 million on compensation payouts in the last 12 months. This is because a total of 347 claims were filed.
One such claim occurred when a schoolboy, whose age was unknown, was scalded when a fellow pupil splashed custard onto his hand, Britishbusinessfinder.com confirmed.