Humberside Police have paid out over £55,000 in compensation for accidents since May last year. This alarming trend was perhaps highlighted by the case of an officer who broke their toe after dropping a table on their foot. This payout was for £5,748.57 and there have been many other cases that resulted in payments for less than life-threatening injuries. A spokesman for the Humberside Police explained that these payments are a result of officers and staff being exposed to risk of injury whilst on duty. Since 2010, the Humberside Police force has paid out more than a quarter of a million pounds in compensation as a result of 55 claims from their staff. It is believed that civilians will be surprised by the sheer amount of cases and associated payout costs now that these statistics have been revealed publicly. Another Humberside Police compensation case saw a police officer receive £4,800 in compensation after slipping and breaking their arm on ice. The Humberside Police force paid a total of almost £12,000 including costs. In these cases, facing unnecessary risks at work is a consideration and compensation may be awarded for individual accident circumstances.
Making a claim for compensation from your employer
If you have recently experienced an accident in the workplace and would like to speak to an expert about how to make a claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline would love to hear from you. Your employer has a duty of care to their workforce and when they fail to provide this, accidents can and do happen. If there is possible evidence of negligence in the workplace that resulted in an accident, it is possible to make a claim for financial compensation. You may be suffering from both physical injuries and potential loss of earnings because of an accident that was someone else’s fault.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
We at Accident Advice Helpline have been helping victims of workplace accidents for years. We have a large team of solicitors who will be able to help you make a claim for financial compensation as long as there is sufficient proof of negligence. Please use our 30-second online claims calculator to see how much financial compensation you may be able to claim. We always operate on a no win, no fee* basis and our team of experts are waiting for you to call our 24/7 free helpline today.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown