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    Pupil lost fingers in art accident

    A school has been ordered to pay £19,000 after a 16-year-old girl lost most of her fingers when she put her hands in a bucket of plaster of Paris during a school art lesson.

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    Doesn't seem like a lot of money considering she now only has 2 fingers =/

    tamoil;6605676

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20091012/tuk-pupil-lost-fingers-in-art-accident-6323e80.htmlhttp://uk.buzz.yahoo.com/article/1:yahoo_uk_irel306:4162764833891c087f59d19485459d72/Pupil-lost-fingers-in-art-accident



    they got off very lightly IMO, if i had lost 8 fingers through lack of teacher supervision etc id be wanting a lot more

    i hate it when people post and dont give their view

    They had been told NOT to put the fingers in without gloves....

    Also, the 19k was the fine to the school via the Health and Safety Executive, nothing to do with the compensation to the child which is a ongoing case.

    They are planning a 6 figure sum.

    rwm24;6605695

    Doesn't seem like a lot of money considering she now only has 2 fingers =/



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    cribert;6605737

    i hate it when people post and don't give their view


    My view is that I think it's terrible. Must be some kind of freak accident as loads of people use the stuff safely. And I hope she gets some proper compensation. £19,000 over a lifetime is nothing.

    theres a good comment on one of those pages that says clench your fist and try doing something, they should easily get a 6 figure sum

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    how much is 1 finger worth?

    It doesn't actually say how much the girl was awarded, if anything at all. It says how much the school was fined and the costs they had to pay, which in total came to £19,000. Doesn't mention damages at all, which is what compensation would be... so can only assume that the case for damages hasn't been held yet or the outcome is still pending.

    paddy.stone;6605798

    It doesn't actually say how much the girl was awarded, if anything at … It doesn't actually say how much the girl was awarded, if anything at all. It says how much the school was fined and the costs they had to pay, which in total came to £19,000. Doesn't mention damages at all, which is what compensation would be... so can only assume that the case for damages hasn't been held yet or the outcome is still pending.



    The girl was awarded nothing. The 19k fine is for the HSE as this was a HSE case.

    The school have admitted liability and the girl is being represented by some (no accident no fee type who are expecting a 6 figure sum from the taxpayer).

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    compensation is set at certain rates for injuries by the compensation board or at least criminal injuries.....

    i received £6000 around 7 years ago when i got caught up in the middle of a massive bar fight for the injuries i received

    i remember looking through the list and thinking that some of the amounts werent very bhigh for loss of limbs, sight etc........certainly nowhere near 6 figure sums

    irresponsible administering of plaster of paris. the wrong concentration can also set wrongly.

    Heard this a few days ago, the compo system is strange when I was attacked when I first started High School and had my arm strapped to my chest for a year as the break was that bad and still get pain and arthritis now 15 years on I got about £2000 but after police report costs etc I was left with about £500.

    £500 for a lifetime of often agonising pain in my arm its disgraceful.

    Still I know this girl has had something hugely more severe but 6 figures seems a bit steep.
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