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According to the Daily Mail, the medical professional fell over on a piece of potato on their ward and was subsequently granted some £3,980 in compensation from the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
Meanwhile, £2,250 was granted to a worker at the Sherwood Forest NHS Trust for a repetitive strain injury sustained in the line of duty, with another employee there being awarded £875 for a cut to their thumb.
Following a freedom of information request from the news source, it was revealed that the NHS Litigation Authority currently awards around £20 million to members of staff annually due to injuries sustained during accidents at work.
In 2011, in excess of 3,200 claims were made by NHS employees, which represents a rise on the figure of 2,535 recorded one year earlier.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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