£100,000 Awarded by Plymouth City Council Following Accident in School
A 47 year old teaching assistant sustained a back injury while at work in a Plymouth primary school. She was putting the children’s toys away in a hut, it was windy and a child slammed the door into the victim’s back causing significant pain.
Following this accident in school, the injury escalated into chronic pain and further psychological problems. She was unable to return to work following the incident and lost her career as a result.
Liability was disputed, however at Plymouth County Court it was deemed that Plymouth City Council was negligent as it did not carry out a risk assessment which would have highlighted this potential issue. Had this been undertaken and a latch and hook fitted then the incident would not have occurred.
Following a split trial and mediation guided by GA’s experienced personal injury team, the client was awarded £100,000 in compensation.