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NHS Workers Claim almost £200,000 Compensation for Work Injuries

Hospital workers at Wigan Infirmary have been awarded almost £200,000 in compensation, for work related injuries.

The Wigan Evening Post is reporting that over the last two years Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), has paid £187,435 in damages to employees injured at the hospital.

The largest single amount awarded, according to figures made available through a freedom of information request, was for £55,000 to a hospital worker who suffered a back injury.

Other successful accident claims included a payment of just over £20,000 to a worker who slipped on a wet floor, when there was no warning sign and £18,500 was awarded to an employee who was injured loading a dishwasher.

A soft tissue shoulder injury resulted in £16,000 being paid in damages and a claimant received just over £7,500, after twisting their back while mopping the floor.

A spokesperson from the WWL stated that the trust paid an annual premium to the National Health Service Litigation Authority, who was ultimately responsible for paying compensation in the event of a successful claim.

However claims under £10,000 remained the responsibility of the trust, as this was their liability excess.

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