A Newquay man has won the right to a substantial injury compensation payout after an incident in his school playground left him with vision problems.
Scott Barry Palmer was just 14 when he was hit in the eye by a stone thrown by another pupil at Tretherras School in 2001, the Cornish Guardian reports.
Judges heard that the school had only two dinner ladies on duty to supervise up to 400 pupils on the school playing field when the incident occurred.
"To have one dinner lady supervisor who would be stretched to supervise over 150 pupils in years seven and eight, only glancing occasionally at years nine and ten, was, in my view, clearly negligent," said Lord Justice Waller.
Mr Palmer, now 22, has since suffered problems with his sight which left him unable to pursue his dream of playing football at a professional level.
The case follows reports in the Swindon Advertiser that a teenager who was left fighting for his life after a playground attack has launched an injury compensation claim in the high court.