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.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.