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FOI / 3686 / 2017 - Personal injuries to firefighters and civilian staff

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Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request on the accompanying below.

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Please disclose the amount paid in compensation in the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17 for personal injuries to firefighters and civilian staff;

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2015/16 - £13,060 2016/17 - £10,645

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Please disclose how many individual claims this represented;

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2015/16 ? 1 Claims 2016/17 - 2 claims

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Please disclose in each case whether the claimant was a firefighter or civilian staff member;

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2015/16 ? Non-Firefighter 2016/17 ? Both claims from Firefighters

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In each case please disclose the amount paid in compensation;

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2015/16 - £13,060 and 2016/17 - £10245 and £400. In addition our insurer may have made payments in respect of claims during these years. The timing and details of these claims is not held by the Authority

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In each case please disclose the total known cost of legal fees paid and the total overall (for all successful claims);

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This data is not held

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In each case please disclose the nature of the claim - for example: slipped on wet floor, dog bite etc.

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This data is withheld as it could lead to the identification

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

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