A teenage girl has launched a claim for personal injury compensation against her school, after she fractured an eye socket in a trampolining accident.
Fifteen year old Lisha Lu, was a pupil at the Royal Russell School, in Coombe Lane, Croydon and had only enrolled at the £10,000 a term boarding school less than a month before her accident.
The Croydon Gazette is reporting that the girl was using a trampoline as part of her PE lesson, when she was asked to perform a ‘backdrop’, which involved falling onto her back and bouncing straight back to a standing position.
After successfully completing the task on two occasions the schoolgirl asked if she could get off the apparatus but was told by her instructor to try the manoeuvre again.
It was on this third occasion that the girl fell awkwardly, striking herself in the face with her knee and fracturing her left eye socket, which was later operated on at the St George’s Hospital.
Lisha Lu has now launched a compensation claim against the school, who she claims had acted negligently by pushing her too hard to perform trampoline moves that she was unfamiliar with and had difficulty executing.
A spokesperson for the Royal Russell, stated that the school had an excellent health and safety record and took the well being of both pupils and staff very seriously.
Lisha Lu, who was a promising musician before the accident but now struggles to read sheet music, has since returned to her home on mainland China.