Family of beaten toddler wins right to claim injury compensation

The family of a three-year-old boy from Merseyside has won the right to claim injury compensation after their son was attacked by another three-year-old with a car jack.

Jay Jones suffered head injuries and needed stitches in his head after the toddler beat him eleven times with the jack while the pair had been left alone in a car.

He spent two days in hospital but fortunately escaped any lasting brain damage, although he suffered nightmares for months after the incident.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority initially refused to pay out to the family because it disputed whether such a young child could be found guilty.

However, it is believed that the ruling could pave the way for more families to receive injury compensation in cases such as playground attacks.

It follows news that education expert Professor Gus John has given evidence supporting the injury compensation case of Henry Webster, who was attacked with a hammer in school.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19459926-ADNFCR

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