Firefighters have received compensation after dodging cows and hurting their hands on lockers, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Mirror report:

A firefighter who hurt his hand on a fire engine’s locker triggered a ­compensation claim that cost around £250,000.

Another received a payout after hurting himself while dodging a rampaging cow while others have pocketed thousands of pounds for slips and trips.

Lawyers pocketed £140,000 in costs after an East Sussex firefighter hurt his hand in a concertina-style locker door.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.