24 December 2014

Compensation Payments to Manchester School Staff

Our Reference:
2014-010

Public Authority:
Manchester City Council.

Background Information:
We were asked to enquire about the amount in compensation Manchester 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 7th December 2014 and the public authority provided a response on 24th 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.

Request by FOI By Proxy (sent 7th December 2014):
Dear Manchester 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 Manchester schools:

1. The number of compensation claims that have been settled by Manchester 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 Manchester City Council (received 24th December 2014):
Manchester 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 Manchester 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 = 18.
  • 2011 = 10.
  • 2012 = 8.
  • 2013 = 13.
  • 2014 = 6 (to 4/12/14).
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 = £59,706.40.
  • 2011 = £143,050.
  • 2012 = £44,975.
  • 2013 = £79,295.
  • 2014 = £29,310.
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.
  • 2010: There was 1 damages payment in excess of £10,000. That payment was for £12,116.
  • 2011: There was 1 damages payment in excess of £10,000. That payment was for £120,000.
  • 2012: There was 1 damages payment in excess of £10,000. That payment was for £11,500.
  • 2013: There were 2 damages payments in excess of £10,000. Those payments were for £16,250 and £11,500.
  • 2014: There have been no damages payments in excess of £10,000 (to 4/12/14).
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.
  • This information is exempt from disclosure under section 40(3) of the Act, because it is considered personal information. The release of this information may lead to the identification of the individuals receiving the damages payments.
Supporting Material:
Material supporting this request can be viewed here.

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