Grapes, slips and compensation – not again?!?
A teacher who slipped on a grape was awarded £200,000 as school staff earned at least £22 million in compensation claims last year.
[The] NUT member who slipped on a grape in a corridor and fractured her hip was given £20,000 because the school did not have a system in place ensuring the corridors were cleaned after lunch breaks.
The teacher who slipped on a grape, which had been left on a stairwell, won the compensation because it aggravated an existing hernia problem, leaving him unable to work due to chronic pain
I blame Jamie Oliver. Damn Jamie Oliver.
It’s one thing to make schoolkids’ lunches healthier, but it’s an own-goal if it jeopardises the health and wellbeing of their teachers.
And you can’t put a price on that, can you? Bring back crisps and chocolate biscuits, I say.
Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary, said: "The level of compensation is no cause for celebration.
I wonder if I can design a pair of anti-grape shoe grippers. Or a pair of shoes designed specifically not to succumb to grape slips, slides and off-track excursions. Heck, if you can get a pair of shoes which helps you tone your booty, I’m sure I could cobble something together to help prevent me going A over T on a grape.
(It’s called walking like an adult!!)