The mother of a boy who suffered severe head injuries when he fell on a screw protruding from a steel staircase at school is claiming more than R1.6m in damages from the private Spark School in Centurion, for the pain and suffering her child endured as a result of the accident.

The Mercury reports the matter was due to go on trial this week in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), but the mother’s lawyer John Njau said the matter has been settled.

In terms of a settlement agreement, Spark School accepted 100% liability for the injuries Tshiamo Mokone suffered.

Njau said the amount of damages cited at this time could be higher, as they now have to appoint medical experts to exactly assess the damages suffered by the boy, now aged 12.

The matter is to return to court at a later date to determine the amount of damages payable to the mother.

Full report in The Mercury