10 December 2014

Compensation Payments to Liverpool School Staff

Our Reference:
2014-004

Public Authority:
Liverpool City Council.

Background Information:
We were asked to enquire about the amount in compensation Liverpool City Council has paid to school staff, who had sustained injuries as a result of their employment within the city's schools.

The request was placed on 8th December 2014 and the public authority provided a response on 10th December 2014, which was well within the 20 working day statutory time limit. On this occasion the public authority disclosed the requested information in full.

Liverpool City Council is to be commended for the speedy and efficient manner in which it processed this request.

Request by FOI By Proxy (sent 8th December 2014):
Dear Liverpool City Council,

I am making this request in accordance with section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide the following information in relation to staff employed in Liverpool schools:

1. The number of compensation claims that have been settled by Liverpool City Council, with regard to school staff injured as a result of their employment. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.

2. The total amount of compensation paid to those school staff injured as a result of their employment. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.

3. A list of the values of all compensation claims settled in excess of £10,000. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.

4. If possible, a brief list of the circumstances surrounding each of those claims settled in excess of £10,000 (e.g. the activity or incident leading to the claim). Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.

Please provide your response in PDF format, to the return email address associated with this request.

Many thanks for your assistance with this matter.

Yours faithfully,

[Name]
on behalf of FOI By Proxy

Response by Liverpool City Council (received 10th December 2014):
Liverpool City Council provided the following information in response to each point of our request:

1. The number of compensation claims that have been settled by Liverpool City Council, with regard to school staff injured as a result of their employment. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.
  • 2010 = 2.
  • 2011 = 2.
  • 2012 = 2.
  • 2013 = 3.
  • 2014 = 3.
2. The total amount of compensation paid to those school staff injured as a result of their employment. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.
  • 2010 = £7,950.
  • 2011 = £8,500.
  • 2012 = £6,750.
  • 2013 = £7,850.
  • 2014 = £9,435.
3. A list of the values of all compensation claims settled in excess of £10,000. Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.
  • None. We do not have any compensation claims settled in excess of £10,000.
4. If possible, a brief list of the circumstances surrounding each of those claims settled in excess of £10,000 (e.g. the activity or incident leading to the claim). Please provide this as an annual breakdown from 1st January 2010 to the present time.
  • Not applicable. Please see point 3 response above.
Supporting Material:
Material supporting this request can be viewed here.

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