Beats working

Criminals injured while performing community service jobs hit the jackpot.

A criminal who hurt his ankle while cutting back brambles for community service was paid £73,000 compensation, it emerged today.

Probation Service bosses admitted this morning that offenders who injured themselves doing unpaid work had claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash.

One convicted criminal was given £94,666 after he broke his arm falling from a ladder while doing community service with Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust, while another got £18,600 after injuring his back using a wheelbarrow.

Apparently, the process is:  get hurt, file wildly inflated claim, wait for postman to deliver cheque. Britain’ a funny place.

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  1. Just_looking

    And the US seems to be following UK down a similiar path.