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School Accidents Spell Six Figure Compensation Settlement

A recent report disclosed by a local newspaper has revealed that Leicestershire councils have paid out a total of £205,000 in the last five years. The total amount of compensation is down to a plethora of accidents happening within local schools.

The Leicester Mercury made a Freedom of Information Request for the compensation figure to be revealed and has since published this information.

The accidents encountered are largely made up of relatively minor incidents including slipping and falling incidents. Examples of other injuries that have been endured are because of burns and trapped fingers.

The lion’s share of the claims have been paid out by Leicester County Council; this amounts approximately £130,000. The remaining amount was paid by the City Council.

Defending the news, a woman from the county council stated that health and safety advice had been given to schools which fell under the jurisdiction of the local authority. She added that where possible, claims were defended by the county council.

Both spokespersons for the city and county councils felt that the figures needed to be put into perspective. The city council representative declared that there are around 48,000 pupils attending Leicestershire schools every day which works out at 45 million school days in a 5-year cycle.

The county council member said that in terms of cost to the taxpayer this worked out at around 30p per pupil per year.

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Published 11th February 2015.