Swansea personal injury claims total £160k per year, figures showPersonal injury claims are costing taxpayers in Swansea an average of more than £160,000 every year.
That is the finding of a freedom of information request submitted to the city's council by the South Wales Evening Post.
According to the news source, the last five years have seen the local authority pay out more than £800,000 in compensation.
The average cost of a claim was shown to be £4,055, but a spokesman stated that the overall figure would have been higher if each incident was fully investigated by council officers.
However, work to improve roads and footways - which will soon include improvements to paths near the Tawe river bridge - was said to have contributed to a decline in the number of claims made against the body in recent years.
Cabinet member for the environment John Hague was quoted as observing new maintenance and inspection methods are "having a positive effect in
providing better roads and pavements for people in Swansea".