A train passenger received a £28,000 payout because they 'possibly' slipped on pigeon poo

A train passenger received a £28,000 payout because they "possibly" slipped on pigeon poo.

A train passenger received a £28,000 payout because they 'possibly' slipped on pigeon poo

A train passenger received a £28,000 payout because they "possibly" slipped on pigeon poo.

A Freedom of Information request by the BBC revealed that more than £950,000 was paid out by Network Rail for 290 claims over the past five years for accidents involving slips, trips and falls including a passenger at Paddington station who potentially fell on pigeon droppings.

Network Rail's head of claims and insurance, Philip Thrower, said: "We're a big company that takes our responsibilities seriously. With tens of millions of people using our stations every day; only a tiny fraction of a percent experience a mishap.

"If we are at fault for causing damage or injury to anyone, we rightly compensate them for those accidents and put in place new ways of working to stop them from happening again."

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