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Personal Injury

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the highest 10 payments made by his Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were over the last 12 months for which figures are available; which of those cases were (a) contested and (b) uncontested by the Department; and what the nature of the incident was in each case. (216682)

The highest 10 payments made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it over the last 12 months are as follows:

£

1. Claim in relation to a fall from height during a cleaning and disinfection operation

135,500

2. Claim in relation to injury sustained from a falling object

48,000

3. Claim in relation to an injury sustained in handling livestock

40,000

4. Claim in relation to an injury caused by a slip on a wet floor

17,000

5. Claim in relation to an injury caused by a trip

5,600

6. Claim in relation to an injury sustained in an office

5,000

7. Claim in relation to an injury sustained in handling livestock

4,857.08

8. Claim in relation to an injury caused by a fall

4,133

9. Claim in relation to a hand injury

3,000

10.Claim in relation to repetitive strain injury

2,750

None of these cases were contested in court.