A postman who fell off his bike was awarded £10,000 in compensation a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The MailOnline report: 

A council is paying thousands of pounds to workers who suffered slight injuries following minor accidents while Royal Mail has given nearly £10,000 to a postman who fell off his bike.

The claims have been branded ‘spurious’ and reveal the extent to which the compensation culture has crept across Britain.

The council worker got more than £23,000 in damages when they fell over while the postman received nearly £10,000 when his chain snapped.

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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.