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School Accident Injury Claim decided at £19,200

An eight-year-old boy, who lost the tip of his middle finger in an accident at his school, is to receive £19,200 compensation in a school accident injury claim.

The judge heard how Benjamin Schonfeld was just 6 years of age when his finger got caught his finger in a door jamb in January 2009.

Benjamin lost approximately 4mm from the top of his left middle finger, and his injury resulted in a subsequent hooked nail deformity.

Suing the school through his father, Heino, the judge heard that an assessment had been made which both sides accepted.

Approving the award assessment of £19,200  with a further £869 costs, Mr. Justice Matthew Deery directed the school to pay the settlement into court for Benjamin’s benefit.