Redbridge Council pays employees £265k compensation in three years for ‘trips, slips and accidents’

Redbridge Council has paid employees more than £265,000 in compensation for accidents at work over the past three years.

A freedom of information request revealed the payments for “breaches of duty” including “trips, slips and accidents arising from manual handling”.

Details of individual incidents were not disclosed, but they could include incidents in any workplaces operated by the council, including schools, leisure centres or waste disposal.

The largest number of payments was made in 2012, when the council shelled out £125,748 to 16 claimants.

In 2011, 14 claimants received a total of £35,658 and in 2010, £103,804 was paid for 12 claims.

Redbridge Council did not respond to the Recorder’s request for a comment.

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