Police seek injury compensation over radio claims

Officers from Lancashire Police Authority are bringing a number of injury compensation claims against the force for injuries that they say were caused by their radio systems.

The Airwave system, which is supplied via a Home Office contract held by Motorola and O2, was adopted in 2001 and has since been criticised after users reported headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

Some 176 individual complaints have been logged by the local branch of the Police Federation and senior officials are currently taking legal advice on how to deal with the allegations.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation stated that there is no link between the radio technology and the reported illnesses, but the injury compensation claims have continued.

It follows reports in the Liverpool Daily Post that Merseyside Police has paid out more than GBP 6 million in injury compensation for crashes, slips and assaults attributed to its officers over the past four years.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19540430-ADNFCR

Police seek injury compensation over radio claims

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