07 February 2011
Ex-RAF employee wins right to seek personal injury compensation
A former employee of the Royal Air Force (RAF) has won his right to seek personal injury compensation from the organisation after an accident at work left him paralysed.
Robert Uren broke his neck during an incident within a game based around the show It's A Knockout at the High Wycombe base of the RAF - which is situated in the Buckinghamshire village of Naphill, some three miles from Wycombe - in July 2005.
Mr Uren, who was 21 years of age at the time, dived into an inflatable swimming pool during a fun day at the location and subsequently sustained serious injuries that mean he will need the assistance of a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Initially, he had his application for a £6 million compensation settlement dismissed by London's High Court, but this decision has now been overturned by the Court of Appeal, meaning that Mr Uren is now legally eligible to pursue damages.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens