Injury Awards (3821_13)
- For each of the last three financial years
How much money was paid to officers and civilian staff of your force as compensation for personal injuries after they brought or threatened legal action against your force? (If possible please EXCLUDE the legal fees that may have been paid in these cases so that the answer is just the compensation received by the injured parties).
- How many individual successful claims did this represent in each of the three financial years?
- For all payments in excess of £1,000 that were paid in the 2012/13 financial year please state
(i) The amount of compensation,
(ii) The cost to the force of the legal fees associated with the case,
(iii) If the employee was an officer, a PCSO or a member of civilian staff and
(iv) A one sentence description of the nature of the claim.
Please find attached 3821_ans_01 and 3821_ans_02 our response.
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.