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http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/25/council-pays-out-35000-after-girl-6-hurt-playing-game-of-tag-4200757/?ITO=facebook

"She claimed teachers shouldn’t have allowed her daughter to be playing tag in the first place and the wooden planter on which she bumped her head was a hazard, despite it being passed by health and safety officers."

I'm waiting for the Daily Mash version of playgrounds being made from marshmallows only from now on.

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The folliowing is the problem that people are wise towards, unfortunately

The council decided it only had a 50/50 chance of winning the case and so agreed the payout over the incident at one of its primary schools.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We only settle when we are liable. We will only go to court if we are confident that we will win the case.’

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To be fair, I've always thought cars should be made of foam rubber.

Actually, they should replace the Driver's airbag with a sharp spike that impales the driver in any collision over 10mph. That would make drivers so much more polite..

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Actually, they should replace the Driver's airbag with a sharp spike that impales the driver in any collision over 10mph. That would make drivers so much more polite..

You have obviously driven a 1965 FordZodiac! Steering wheels were HARD back then! :blink:

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Personally I think its the kids fault for running around in a playground.

As for cars if they were made out of glass, people would be much more cautious when driving.

On a more serious note the article didn't say how badly the child was hurt, did however prove the only winners were the lawyers.

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sorry to spoil a nice bit of Daily Mail style outrage but...

Hull City Council statement

"As with all claims received by the Council, this claim was thoroughly investigated before the decision to settle was taken. Several allegations were made by the Claimant in this case, all of which had to be fully considered prior to deciding whether to risk tax payers money on defending the case to trial.

"We can confirm that the reason the Council took the decision to reach a compromise in this matter was not related to 'children playing tag' as has been reported, but because of other evidential issues which became apparent following the completion of our investigation. In cases such as this there are numerous considerations to take into account when deciding whether to defend a case to trial. The decision to settle the case was fully supported by the school and in line with the advice given by our legal advisors.

"Due to the risks identified by both parties, a compromise deal was negotiated which saw the Council paying less than half in terms of the Claimant's solicitors costs than those which would have been claimed by them had the matter been lost at trial. We can also confirm that our own legal costs for dealing with this matter were less than £2,000 as opposed to the £20,000 reported.

"Bearing in mind the risks identified, we maintain that the decision taken offered by far the most cost effective resolution to this matter."

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,674011&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_id=4937&p_month=Nov-13&p_page_number=1&content=pressrelease

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