Hospital grants £200k damages for accidents at work

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Accidents at work have resulted in personal injury compensation claims worth almost £200,000 being made against a hospital in the north of England.

According to the findings of a freedom of information request by the Wigan Evening Post, professionals at Wigan Infirmary have been awarded more than £187,000 in damages over the last two years for injuries sustained in the line of duty.

For instance, the institution - which is managed by the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, a body that also controls two other hospitals in the region - awarded one worker £55,000 for a serious back injury.

Other grants throughout 2009-10 and 2010-11 included a sum of £18,500 for an instance of slipping and tripping and £16,000 for a soft tissue shoulder complaint.

A spokesperson for the trust commented: "The trust pays a premium each year to the National Health Service Litigation Authority to cover any potential liabilities that may arise."

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09/02/2012 16:42