Pupils sue for injuries at Derbyshire schools

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Thousands of pounds have been paid out in compensation claims to pupils and staff injured at Derbyshire schools.

A secondary school child who was hurt on a trip received £40,000 in damages, the highest amount paid out by Derbyshire County Council.

Other pupils received cash for a range of injuries including falling and using faulty equipment.

Data obtained following a Freedom of Information request by the Derbyshire Times show claims totalling over £400,000 were paid out in the last three years.

A student aged between 12 and 16 who was struck by an object received £23,710,00 and another teenager was paid £25,000 after being bullied.

A primary pupil received £7,587.00 after slipping at school.

A child aged between five and eleven sustained a burn while in the classroom. On that occasion the claim totalled £2,100.00.

The smallest amount, £750, was paid to a secondary school pupil who was struck by an object.

The highest staff payout was to an employee injured by a ‘premise defect’.

They received £30,000.

Another staff member injured by ‘lifting and handling’ was paid £13,000.

The smallest amount, £1,200, was paid to an employee who used defective equipment.

Details of the schools where the incidents happened, the sex of the people involved and exact ages were not released by the council.