The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji received a number of applications from parents claiming compensation for injuries caused due to assault.
In 2019, the commission received 113 school accident compensation applications.
ACCF has paid out 51 thousand dollars for injuries resulting from school accidents.
CEO Parvez Akbar says the commission is concerned that a number of applications are from injuries caused due to assault.
ACCF is taking proactive measures through awareness to ensure accidents at schools are avoided.
Meanwhile, since 2019, the commission has paid out 10 million dollars in the motor vehicle, employment, and school accident compensation.