Ministry of Defence civilian staff have been paid more than £17m in compensation a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The Telegraph report:

A total of 137 incidents were logged, which also included a chef cutting his little finger while slicing beef and a worker who suffered neck and back injuries after being forced into a headlock by an angry colleague.

The incidents were recorded under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), which emerged after a Freedom of Information request, the Mirror reported.

In another case, a civil servant went to hospital and had a week off work with headaches after being hit by a PVC door she was trying to repair at an office in Winchester when it suddenly fell off its hinges and was knocked to the floor.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.