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.