FOI Request - Compensation for Potholes

Request 101000126783

(1) For each financial year since 2007/08, how many insurance claims has the council received for damage caused to vehicles by potholes?

(2) For each financial year since 2007/08, what was the total value of insurance claims received by the council for damage caused to vehicles by potholes?

(3) For each financial year since 2007/08, how many insurance claims received by the council for damage caused to vehicles by potholes were settled?

(4) For each financial year since 2007/08, what was the total cost of insurance claims settled by the council for damage caused to vehicles by potholes?

(5) Since financial year 2007/08, what has been the highest cost of insurance claim settled by the council for damage caused to vehicles by potholes?

(6) Since financial year 2007/08, what has been the lowest cost of insurance claim settled by the council for damage caused to vehicles by potholes?

(7) For each financial year since 2007/2008, how many personal injury compensation claims has the council received as a direct result of pothole damage?

(8) For each financial year since 2007/2008, how many personal injury compensation claims has the council settled as a direct result of pothole damage?

(9) For each financial year since 2007/2008, what has been the total cost of personal injury compensation claims settled by the council as a direct result of pothole damage?

(10) In the last financial year, 2011/12, how many potholes were repaired in the council area?

(11) In the last financial year, 2011/12, what was the total cost of repairing potholes in the council area?

Response 14-03-2013

1.  2007/08 = 8

    2008/09 = 13

    2009/10 = 78

    2010/11 = 76

    2011/12 = 12

    2012/13 = 14 (Current year ongoing)

 

2.  Not applicable.  The value of claims received is not recorded.

 

3.  2007/08 = Nil

    2008/09 = Nil

    2009/10 = 1 Settled/77 Repudiated

    2010/11 = 2 Settled/74 Repudiated

    2011/12 = 1 Settled/11 Repudiated

    2012/13 = Nil (10 Claims still ongoing/4 Repudiated)

 

4.  2007/08 = Nil

    2008/09 = Nil

    2009/10 = £155

    2010/11 = £428.50

    2011/12 = £322.69

    2012/13 = Claims still ongoing

 

5.  Not applicable. Costs received or settled are not recorded.

 

6.  Not applicable. Costs received or settled are not recorded.

 

7.  2007/08 = Nil

    2008/09 = 1

    2009/10 = 2

    2010/11 = 1 (Still ongoing)

    2011/12 = Nil

    2012/13 = 1 (Still ongoing)

 

8. 2007/08 = Nil

    2008/09 = 1

    2009/10 = 2

    2010/11 = 1 (Still ongoing)

    2011/12 = Nil

    2012/13 = 1 (Still ongoing)

 

9. 2007/08 = Nil

    2008/09 = £1140.50

    2009/10 = Nil

    2010/11 = Nil

    2011/12 = Nil

    2012/13 = Still ongoing

 

10. This information is not available.  In 2011/12 there were 2,023 'carriageway defect' works instructions completed - many of these would have been for the repair of several defects within the same geographic area, and only some of these defects would have been potholes.

 

11. This information is not available.  The 2,023 works instructions mentioned above were completed at a total cost of £757,202 but as mentioned previously, they will included the repair of various carriageway defects, not just potholes.

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