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£12K Flea bite

Did you see the report on a policeman awarded £12K for a flea bite at work?  I wonder if he is a dog handler?

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Re: £12K Flea bite

Funny old world isn't it.

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AlaricAdair wrote:

Did you see the report on a policeman awarded £12K for a flea bite at work?  I wonder if he is a dog handler?


You don't even need to handle a dog to get flea bites. I have had an infestation at home twice over the years and I have no pets. Lovely friends I have maybe I should get compo from them for the treatments I had to apply with my own £

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AlaricAdair wrote:

Did you see the report on a policeman awarded £12K for a flea bite at work?  I wonder if he is a dog handler?


if it happened whilst at work (which it did) then he is entitled to claim injury compenstation.
flea bites can be at best annoying and at worst painful if they get infected.

sounds like the work environment wasn't being kept clean and/or pest control wasn't being done.

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Re: £12K Flea bite

Fair enough, but 12K?Huh

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impossible to comment without knowing the full details,
but the second last paragraph would suggest it's more than just a "flea bite".

and further up in the story it says "A police officer received a settlement after receiving a flea bite at work that resulted in emergency surgery."

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One can only assume that the bite got seriously infected.

Whether that was due to poor treatment or down to inaction and lack of care by the person bitten who knows.

As you say we just don't know the details.

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Maybe the BBC and others should stop printing news on their websites if they can't give the full details. What's the point without full details?

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I did wonder that myself. I'm sure even another news website that i don't dare mention would have provided more details than the Beeb.

But then i have to wonder did we even have a right to know about it in the first place?

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It's slow/silly season on the news front, so this probably counted as 'important news'.

Just another reason why I, personally, hardly ever bother with newspapers or news programmes.

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So how else do you keep up with the news of two cavemen called Kim and Donald throwing stones at each other? Cheesy

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Easy - just read posts on this forum - but I usually keep away from commenting on political threads.Cheesy

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I did wonder that myself. I'm sure even another news website that i don't dare mention would have provided more details than the Beeb.

But then i have to wonder did we even have a right to know about it in the first place?


It was from a Freedom of Information request. But I do wonder who requests these?

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Former West Midlands Police officer Ray Egan, who served on the force from 1967 to 1993, said the payouts ‘beggar belief’.

‘It’s gone soft, it really has. All I can say is that I’m glad that I’ve retired. Compensation culture if rife across many forces in this country.’


My underline is the problem, the ex cop is right.

 

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/09/police-officer-gets-12000-payout-for-being-bitten-by-a-flea-while-on-d...

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that metro link offers no "new" information though.
the fact that the person required emergency surgery suggests that it's more than just a "flea bite".

the fact that the person works for the police force is irrelevant.
it's a workplace injury.