Freedom of information response

Potholes/Pothole Compensation Claims

Publication date: 
Thursday 6 February 2020
Request: 

Please could you supply the answers to the following three questions relating to pothole compensation claims:

1. How much money overall has been paid out by Thurrock Council in compensation as a result of claims (whether or not liability was accepted) relating to potholes involving (a) cyclists and (b) motorists in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Please provide the responses for each year separately.

2. How many individual (a) cyclists and (b) motorists have received compensation as a result of legal claims relating to potholes in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Please provide the responses for each year separately.

3. What is Thurrock Council’s total expenditure on legal costs defending and settling legal claims, including both their own and the Claimants’ legal costs, for pothole related claims in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Please provide the responses for each year separately

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A.

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Request reference:
FOI 9715