To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the highest 10 payments made by her Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were over the last 12 months for which figures are available; which of those cases were (a) contested and (b) uncontested by the Department; and what the nature of the incident was in each case.
The-highest 10 payments made by the Department for Transport in settlement of personal injury claims over the last 12 months were as follows:
|Nature of incident||Contested Y es /N o||Settlement amount (£000)|
|Trip/fall injury to employee while at work.||Yes||135|
|Road traffic accident injury due to flooding||Yes||125|
|Road traffic accident injury due to flooding||Yes||105|
|Fall injury to employee||Yes||57|
|Asbestos related injury. Exposure occurred in 1965 to 1975||Yes||50|
|Mechanical handling injury to employee||Yes||23|
|Slip injury to employee||Yes||22.5|
|Mechanical failure injury to employee||Yes||21|
|Road traffic accident—collision||Yes||15|
|Work place injury||Yes||12|
| Notes: |
1. These figures exclude the costs reimbursed to the claimants.
2. No claim was paid without first obtaining relevant evidence and negotiating a settlement figure.