FOI Request - Vehicle Damage by Bin Lorries

Request 101000222689

How much has your council paid out to motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by bin lorries in the past five years?

I am aware refuse wagons emptying bins across the borough have collided with or bumped into cars belonging to members of the public, causing damage.

Owners of the damaged vehicles have taken legal action against local authorities, which have then paid such members of the public compensation.

Please understand that I am specifically requesting the information that covers all types of compensation awarded to members of the public as a result of vehicles being damaged by bin lorries. This includes: property damage, injury, hire charges, solicitor fees, medical fees, expert fees and any other form of compensation not specified.

I would like this information broken down by year since 2008 and amount of compensation IN TOTAL and then broken down by type eg: 2009: compensation £120,000 solicitor fees £20,000.

Response 24-02-2014

2008/09 = £15569.42

2009/10 = £93843.23

2010/11 = £44458.06

2011/12 = £23339.50

2012/13 = £7807.70

2013/14 = £4711.98

We do not have a breakdown, only hold details of amount paid by our insurers.  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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