School Accident Personal Injury Claim

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 personal injury claim.

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

Benjamin lost almost 4mm from the tip 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 parties accepted.

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