UK Liberty

Compensation comparisons

Posted in Uncategorized by ukliberty on October 31, 2008

Financial Times:

Abbey is fighting a rearguard action against a record £2.8m race discrimination award made to a former employee [accountant]

Independent:

an RAF typist who damaged her thumb [well, she got de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, a form of RSI] at the Ministry of Defence in London was given a £484,000 payout.

The same article:

Paratrooper Ben Parkinson was left paralysed after being blown up by a land mine in Afghanistan last year, losing both legs, suffering severe fractures, and receiving brain damage that left him unable to speak and with severe memory loss. [received £152,000]

Independent:

Sergeant Trevor Walker lost a leg [amputated above knee] while serving in Bosnia [compensation:£0, see Law Lords judgement]

Funny old world, innit?

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