Council awards £100k compensation to staff

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Personal injury compensation totalling around £100,000 has been awarded to employees of Cambridge City Council in recent years.

According to online resource Cambridge News, the local authority has agreed to several damages settlements with members of staff over the course of recent times for ailments such as back and hand injuries suffered during accidents at work.

The largest single sum of compensation granted by the council - which is led by councillor Sian Reid - was £47,600 to an employee who sustained a needle stick injury while carrying out their duties two years ago.

Meanwhile, a figure of more than £14,000 was awarded to an employee in 2008 when they cut their hand on a piece of glass.

Emma Boon, of campaign group the Taxpayers' Alliance, told the news source the council "should look after their staff in the workplace".

This is similar to a report published in the Grimsby Telegraph recently, which showed that North East Lincolnshire Council has paid out £46,901 in compensation to staff since 2008.

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13/10/2011 16:35