Compensation Claims (4944_14)

Request

The number of payments made as a result of compensation claims made against the West Midlands Police for each year during the period from January 2004 up to and including February 2014, excluding motor claims.

  • Employers Liability total payment amount by year
  • Public Liability total payment amount by year
  • A list of the types of claim reasons by year of claim

Response

Please see attached tables which provide payments made up to February 2014. Please note that the claims detailed in the summary are only those where some sort of payment has been made in relation to incidents that happened within the period January 2004 to February 2014.  These do not necessarily indicate that all were successful claims as some payments made relate solely to defence costs.  The summary tables exclude any claims for incidents during this period where payment has not been made, in these cases the claims may still be ongoing or where we did not accept liability. All figures in the summary tables are rounded to the nearest £100.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.

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