A Police Federation spokesperson has responded to calls for a review on the compensation claims made by officers who are injured on duty.
They said the role of a police officer carries a "significant risk of injury", but that officers should have the same protection of any "member of the public" who suffers an injury at work.
PFEW has a duty to represent injured officers in any way it can, which includes providing details of a service that allows members access to legal advice on personal injury claims.
Many officers find themselves unable to work through injury and will often pay for their own medical treatment so they can back into service as quickly as possible. Like any other employee, they should have the opportunity to recoup any loss of earnings, and the current system represents the only way of doing so.
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