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Police officer gets 10,000 payout for falling off a chair
London Evening Standard ^ | 12 April 2013 | Dick Murray, Transport Correspondent

Posted on 04/12/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A British Transport Police officer has been paid an estimated £10,000 ($15,371) compensation after falling off a chair while on London Underground premises.

The award was part of nearly £5 million paid out by Transport for London over the past three years in compensation to people injured on the Tube, buses, railways, roads and pavements.

The payouts were condemned as a “result of living in a compensation culture gone mad”. …

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ambulancechasers; btp; london; londonunderground; tortreform; transportpolice

1 posted on 04/12/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

You can bet there are many disability pensions here in the US, where folks are collecting based on falls off office chairs.


2 posted on 04/12/2013 12:26:42 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Olog-hai

I bit my tongue. That’s should be worth a grand doncha think?


3 posted on 04/12/2013 1:09:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

LMAO. I’d say that one grand isn’t enough. How does two grand sound?

I had a lot of blood in my mouth the last time I bit my tongue. :(


4 posted on 04/12/2013 2:08:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

If I had a time machine 99% of the time I’d go back 2 minutes for a do over for some bone headed thing I did.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 2:12:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Same here!


6 posted on 04/12/2013 8:06:58 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Olog-hai

I fell off a 40 foot ladder once and didn’t get anything.

Not to worry, I was only on the first rung.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 8:57:17 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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