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Request

1. The number of compensation settlements paid by your force to police officers annually from
2010 to 2013, and if possible to have the number each year

2. The total sum paid in compensation to police officers annually by your force from 2010 to
2013, and if possible to have the amount spent each year

3. Please list the top 10 most common reasons for which compensation was given over the last
3 years

Response

1. The number of compensation settlements paid by your force to police officers annually from 2010 to 2013, and if possible to have the number each year

 

Closed Employers Liability Claims – relating only to officers

 

 

Year of Incident No of Claims Amount paid (£)
2010 33 219,700
2011 19 159,000
2012 17 103,100
2013 3 9,100

 

As claims can take a number of years to be settled the data provided relates to compensation settlements (this includes all costs associated with the claim) that have been made for incidents that occurred within the calendar years stated.

 

 

2. The total sum paid in compensation to police officers annually by your force from 2010 to 2013, and if possible to have the amount spent each year

 

As above

 

3. Please list the top 10 most common reasons for which compensation was given over the last 3 years

 

Reasons include:

 

 

1                              Defective Equipment/Premises

2                              Slip Trip Fall

3                              Lifting Carrying

4                              Personal Safety Training

5                              Dog/Animal

6                              Struck by objects

7                              Public Order Training

8                              Negligent Act

9                              Assault

10                           General Training

 

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.

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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