Dear House of Lords,
Can you please provide me with details of injuries suffered by any staff/MPs at work in the House of Lords for the most recent 12 month period.
Could you please provide me with details of the injury, including how it is believed to have happened, the date it took place and if medical treatment was required.
Also can you tell me if any compensation claims have been made (and amount paid out if claim has been settled).
I am writing in response to your request (copied below) to the House of
Please find attached the information you have requested under questions 1
&2. The table provides a list of injuries reported between 1/3/16 -
28/2/17 along with a short explanation as to how each is believed to have
happened. We have indicated whether or not medical treatment was required.
First aid is not considered to be medical treatment. The information does
not include accident/incidents which occurred when the staff/member was
not on House premises i.e. walking on the public highway or near misses
i.e. reports where no injury was sustained.
We do not hold recorded information relating to your third question as no
compensation claims relevant to your request have been made.
I hope this is helpful.
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