08 September 2010
Teenager seeks up to £100k in compensation for head injury
A young adult is seeking damages of up to £100,000 from West Sussex County Council after suffering a severe head injury at school 11 years ago.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Natasha Caley-Winbourne hit her head after tripping on an allegedly uneven grass bank at St Peters Primary School in Ardingly - a village near to the town of Crawley - when she was six years old.
The teenager has claimed that the incident left her with a brain injury and personality disorder which means she finds it impossible to make friends and requires specialist treatment.
She also continues to suffer from frequent headaches and violent mood swings, as well as post-traumatic amnesia, the publication went on to state.
Miss Caley-Winvourne - who now attends college - is described in the writ issued on her behalf to the High Court as "irritable, intolerant and over-sensitive in her reactions to her peer group". It goes on to say that she also has low self-esteem due to her health problems.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens
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