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Cambridgeshire police force pay out over £20k

Following a Freedom of Information request, it has been revealed that Cambridgeshire Police has paid out over £20,000 in compensation to staff in a five-year period. Claims ranged from dog bites to injuries caused by a collapsing desk, with a total of 16 claims made since 2010, (of which seven were successful). The force was unable to specify which seven claims were successful because of the Data Protection Act.

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Police officers receive £3m in compensation

New figures have revealed that Police officers receive an estimated £3million in compensation for minor injures every year.  Injuries in the last year ranged from officers falling off bikes to being bitten by dogs.  According to legislation, however, Police forces are only supposed to pay damages if more could have been done to prevent the accident from happening in the first place.  This would involve ensuring that the work environment was safe and that protective clothing suited the nature of the work.

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