Zoe Sutton, Associate Solicitor in the Armed Forces team based in Sheffield, assisted with a compensation reward of £195,000 for a gentleman who gained injuries to his shoulder when he was knocked form his bicycle by a car on a RAF base where he worked.
He suffered a fracture to his shoulder which required surgery to insert pins and plates to fix the fracture. The injury left him with permanent limitations and restrictions, which meant that he was no longer able to fulfil all of his duties in the Royal Air Force.
He was medically downgraded which meant that he could not deploy on operations overseas, and this had an effect upon his career and promotion prospects. Due to his downgrading, the claimant was ineligible to extend his RAF service contract past nine years of service and as a result, he will leave service earlier than anticipated.
The amount of compensation recovered recognises the pain and suffering due to the injury and the effect upon his income and pension. It also recognises the cost of his loss of RAF service benefits such as family accommodation after he leaves service.
If you've suffered an injury as a result of a military accident you might be entitled to claim compensation. See our Military Claims page for more details.
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