More than £200,000 has been paid in compensation to children who have had accidents at school in Essex, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The East Anglian Daily Times report

MORE than £220,000 has been paid out in compensation to pupils following accidents at schools, new figures have revealed.

The damage payouts – recorded from 2008 to 2010, the latest figures available with 2011 and 2012 claims awaiting settlement – include a £23,580 successful claim for an injury sustained following a fall from “defective monkey bars”.

Another £28,972 was paid out for an injury after a student’s face struck a wooden window ledge, while £24,650 was won following an injury to a pupil falling from climbing equipment.

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