Council compensation payouts total £350,000

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COMPENSATION totalling £350,000 was paid out over five years to workers of Northamptonshire County Council.

Payments included £200 for a ‘large splinter in hand causing injury’ and £5,500 for a ‘spinal injury’ caused by a ‘poorly fitting uniform.’

They paid out £32,010.96 for a worker who slipped on food in a dining hall while carrying a table causing a ‘contusion or bruise’, and the biggest claim was £90,517.86 for a fireman who was injured during a fire drill.

The figures, released under a Freedom of Information request cover July 2006 to July 2011.