Council pays compensation for 61 work accidents

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Accidents at work have resulted in one local authority paying out more than £350,000 in personal injury compensation.

According to the Leicester Mercury, Leicester City Council agreed to settle 61 separate personal injury claims worth a total of £356,000 throughout the previous three-year period for various types of work accident injuries.

For instance, one individual was paid £12,000 compensation following a slipping and tripping accident in which they sustained a broken tooth; while another received almost £19,000 compensation for a fractured hip.

In addition, £40,000 compensation was paid to someone hurt during an explosion and Josie Nicholls, local Unison representative, insisted such sums are warranted as they can help affected people "rebuild their lives".

"It acts as an acknowledgement that proper procedures haven't been followed, leading to an injury," she added.

This comes after Cambridge News reported that Cambridge City Council has awarded in excess of £100,000 in damages to employees in recent times.

25/10/2011