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FOI 6642

Health and Safety at Work Claims

Request

I would like to fil e a request under the Freedom of Information act for the following information:

1.) The number of cases filed against the local authority under the Health and Safety at Work act (1974) in each of the individual years 2005 - 2013 inclusive.
2.) The number of these cases (again in each individual year) which were settled by out of court settlements.
3.) The total amount paid out in such cases (again in each individual year)
4.) For each case settled out of court; the nature of the prosecutor's claim under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Response

1.) The number of cases filed against the local authority under the Health and Safety at Work act (1974) in each of the individual years 2005 - 2013 inclusive.
2005/06 – 1
2006/07 – 0
2007/08 - 2
2008/09 - 0
2009/10 – 2
2010/11 – 2
2011/12 – 1
2012/13 – 2

2.) The number of these cases (again in each individual year) which were settled by out of court settlements.
2005/06 – 1
2006/07 – 0
2007/08 - 1
2008/09 - 0
2009/10 – 2
2010/11 – 0
2011/12 – 0 – still open
2012/13 – 0 – 1 closed and 1 open

3.) The total amount paid out in such cases (again in each individual year)
2005/06 - £155 764.84
2007/08 - £6288.63
2009/10 - £21 717.00 and £9 915.00
These amounts includes solicitor costs
4.) For each case settled out of court; the nature of the prosecutor's claim under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Information is not held by us or the insurance co