A police officer in Cambridgeshire who was cut in a fall has been awarded more than GBP 2,000 in injury compensation.
His case is just one of the 20 injury compensation claims made by police officers and staff in the county, of which 14 are related to training exercises, the Cambridge News reports.
Accidents include electric shocks, exposure to toxins, slips and trips and even a dog bite resulting in injuries ranging from fractured bones, cuts and back strain.
"An officer who is injured will submit a claim and then we will investigate the facts surrounding it and then decide if damages need to be paid," Mike Beales, the force’s insurance service manager told the paper.
The force has paid out more than GBP 21,500 in injury compensation since 2006.
Recently it was reported that a former police sergeant with a voice disorder is seeking compensation from her former employer after claiming she was passed over for a job as a dog handler.