How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    CS spray compensation paid and apology granted after demonstration

    By David Brown on September 19, 2014

    CS spray compensation will be paid to six protesters who formed part of a UK Uncut demonstration back in 2011. The six protesters were targeted with CS spray by an individual officer who deployed his canister three times during the incident, one after the other. This was done at a very close distance to those affected. According to reports the spray was discharged less than a metre from the crowd and then into the faces of three others. In addition to the compensation payment to each of the six affected people, a written apology has also been sent to each individual.

    No precise figure has been revealed for the settlement. However the agreement that CS spray compensation should be paid only comes after two investigations by the Metropolitan Police. Furthermore the force has appealed to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) on two occasions. The written apology has come from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

    The officer involved in the incident is suspended from duty at present relating to another matter that remains unknown. While the incident has now been concluded it has taken over three years to reach this stage.

    How can CS spray affect you?

    You may have heard CS spray referred to as tear gas. This is because it creates tears in those who have been sprayed with it. The gas irritates both the eyes and the skin, and if you inhale it you may find you start coughing and sneezing. Some people find their breathing becomes more difficult as well. Clearly you don’t want to come into contact with it if at all possible. The gas can also limit your eyesight and make it hard to see your surroundings.

    Seek professional no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline now

    Have you attended a demonstration and been sprayed with CS gas? If this is the case and you did nothing to warrant this happening, you may find you could be entitled to compensation. You must prove that evidence of negligence is clearly the case, as indicated in the example above. AAH can help you with this, so contact us now any time of the day or night on our 24/7 enquiry line. It’s free to call so don’t delay. The sooner we hear from you the sooner we may be able to help you stand your ground.

    Source: The Guardian 

    Share On


    Date Published: September 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.