A cash-strapped council has paid a staggering £1 MILLION in health and safety compo to teachers and pupils who suffered minor injuries – including almost £115,000 to one who broke up a playground FIGHT.

Birmingham City Council has forked out the huge amount of taxpayers’s cash over the past five years in barmy compensation claims made by staff and children across the city.

Shocking figures reveal one dinner lady received £1,500 for injuries caused by a ‘defective’ saucepan lid while a cleaner was given £1,750 after being hurt by her MOP.

Reported by SWNS. You can read the full story here. 

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