I have been following the case of Thomas Brown in the Court of Session. When Thomas was 10 he fell on a foot long paintbrush in his school class causing blindness and brain injury. Compensation of £2.5 million is being sought by Thomas’s father. He claims that Council, which runs the school, were negligent for letting the pupils paint on the floor with long painbrushes which were an obvious danger.
The Council say that an accident like this has never happened before.
It is likely that the case will come down to whether the accident was reasonably foreseeable by a competent school teacher with pupil safety in mind.
I will keep you advised of the outcome when the judgment is issued.