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Birmingham City Council has paid out nearly £5 million in personal injury compensation to members of staff for accidents at work over the past five years.
According to figures from the local authority published by the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham City Council has paid damages to its workers on no less than 274 occasions.
For example, one Council employee got £1,100 compensation after a falling table broke a toe, while another staff member was paid over £3,000 in compensation for a trip and fall accident at work.
A spokesman for the Council pointed out that these statistics should make it clear just how highly it prioritises the wellbeing of its staff. "The health, safety and welfare of the Council's employees is a paramount consideration," he added.
Recently, figures from Leicester City Council showed it has settled 61 compensation claims with staff worth £356,000 in the last three years.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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