Hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation has been paid to police officers in compensation after accidents at work, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Mail Online report:
A police officer was awarded £16,610 in compensation after he fell over a pile of blankets while chasing a suspect, it has emerged.
Shocking figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how police forces across the country have paid out hundred of thousands of pounds to resolve compensation claims.
Nottinghamshire Police has paid out almost £450,000 over the last five years while Humberside Police has paid £63,189 to officers and staff who have been hurt as well as an additional £136,747 in other costs, including legal fees, in the past three years.