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Pupil gets more than £10,000 in council compensation after tripping over a ‘wet floor’ sign

Pupil gets more than £10,000 in council compensation after tripping over a ‘wet floor’ sign because they damaged their teeth in the fall

  • Pupil tripped on ‘wet floor’ sign injuring teeth in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • In London pupil was paid £12,841 after accidentally turning on a blender 
  • Chairman of Campaign for Real Education said some payments not legitimate

Council bosses have paid out £10,600 to a pupil who tripped on a wet floor sign and damaged his teeth. 

Council bosses have paid out £10,600 to a pupil who tripped on a wet floor sign in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

The incident happened in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, after a series of accidents throughout the county including a food blender, drills and sports equipment. 

And officials in East Sussex paid out £4,032 to settle another claim where a child was injured after slipping on wet leaves, The Daily Star reported. 

While in south London one pupil was paid £12,841 by Croydon Council after accidentally turning on a blender while cleaning it. 

Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education Christopher McGovern said: ‘Some of these payments are legitimate but most are not.

‘Local authorities and academies are being taken for a ride by money-grabbing lawyers who advertise their no-win, no-fee services to savvy parents seeking to make a bob or two.’

In south London one pupil was paid £12,841 by Croydon Council after accidentally turning on a blender while cleaning it

In south London one pupil was paid £12,841 by Croydon Council after accidentally turning on a blender while cleaning it

However Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ president Gordon Dalyell said: ‘Parents should expect to drop their children off at school and pick them up again with all their fingers and teeth intact.’ 

A staggering £2.3million from 173 claims was paid out from councils across England.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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