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RAF typist awarded £484,000 for damaged thumb

#1
#2
Been done before, mate.

However, I would not feel right if I did not take this oppertunity to call the young "lady" in question a lazy, whining cnut and a disgrace to HM Forces in general and the RAF in particular.

And...breath. EndRant.
 
#5
Shocking.

This country needs to wake up and have a good look at itself.

Priorities are all wrong.
 
#6
It's not so much her at fault as the system. All the compensation laws were set up because the unions influenced the government , unfortunately the forces don't have the same chance to exert pressure. Who'd turn down the chance of the odd £400,000
 
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craftsmanx said:
It's not so much her at fault as the system. All the compensation laws were set up because the unions influenced the government , unfortunately the forces don't have the same chance to exert pressure. Who'd turn down the chance of the odd £400,000
Someone with Moral Fibre?
 
#9
She's a civvi - they dont have moral fibre......
 

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#10
chimp503 said:
She's a civvi - they dont have moral fibre......
Some of us do the best we can, Chimp.
 
#11
"She's a civvi - they dont have moral fibre...... "

Oh do grow up, the whole Civvies don't have X threads are really dull. Lose the chip in your shoulder and accept the fact that this particular piece of crap was a member of HM Forces.
 
#12
It's a long time since I came across such a righteous bunch as there are on this site at times. Bags of indignation. The fact that vshe got £400.000 plus and the squaddie only got about £152,000 isn't her fault. As a matter of fact I get an enormous war pension of £27 a week because my employment prospects have been lowered since 1973 but I don't begrudge her her money. I admit it's nothing short of disgusting that that lad only got what he did but unfortunately that's just a reflection of what the government think of the armed forces. There is a constant stream of insults about civilians on th esite but all civvies are supposed to respect our lads and alsses in uniform. It's a two way street lads.
 
#13
craftsmanx said:
It's a long time since I came across such a righteous bunch as there are on this site at times. Bags of indignation. The fact that vshe got £400.000 plus and the squaddie only got about £152,000 isn't her fault. As a matter of fact I get an enormous war pension of £27 a week because my employment prospects have been lowered since 1973 but I don't begrudge her her money. I admit it's nothing short of disgusting that that lad only got what he did but unfortunately that's just a reflection of what the government think of the armed forces. There is a constant stream of insults about civilians on th esite but all civvies are supposed to respect our lads and alsses in uniform. It's a two way street lads.
As far as I'm aware, she was a Field Mattress, not a civvie. And to be quite honest, I would'nt give a fcuk if she was ex-SRR, or another Para who'd gone through a sex change op. The best part of half a million for a sore thumb is well out of order and unjustifiable.

As for respect - civvie or military, it has to be earned. This cupid stunt has earned nothing but contempt.
 
#14
I see the Daily Mail are pushing this again - is it because they didn't get the response they wanted the first time? They are now use this RAF typist story against Ben Parkinson, the RHA guy who was severely injured by a land mine. Link here

If they are trying to raise the issue of compensation why not come out and run a straight campaign rather than trying to drive a wedge between civvies and military - we need their support not competition. If its a competition they want they are getting some support - see the comment from Maggie in Rotheram :

"This gentleman voluntered to go to war. He knew this would be no picnic, he went anyway. He is offered a good amount, I am sure £150,000 would help a great deal! After all this, does he have the right to grumble?"

Should we reply - 'she volunteered to be a typist and knew she would have to use her thumbs what does she expect if one of them gets a llittle tired?'
 
#15
yanky_loggie said:
I see the Daily Mail are pushing this again - is it because they didn't get the response they wanted the first time? They are now use this RAF typist story against Ben Parkinson, the RHA guy who was severely injured by a land mine. Link here

If they are trying to raise the issue of compensation why not come out and run a straight campaign rather than trying to drive a wedge between civvies and military - we need their support not competition. If its a competition they want they are getting some support - see the comment from Maggie in Rotheram :

"This gentleman voluntered to go to war. He knew this would be no picnic, he went anyway. He is offered a good amount, I am sure £150,000 would help a great deal! After all this, does he have the right to grumble?"

Should we reply - 'she volunteered to be a typist and knew she would have to use her thumbs what does she expect if one of them gets a llittle tired?'
When you read that story, it boils you even more. Poor kid and what a shitty amount to be giving him.
 
#17
I got less for having my pelvis broken in 9 places, plus not being able to do my chosen career path. That took into consideration loss of career ect, fckeking outfeckingragous and a slap in the mouth to the bods who have been damged on active service, or any service not involving typing.
 
#18
The disgusting part is that only the 3 most serious injuries get taken into account for military personnel, unfortunately LCpl Parkinson's 4th and umpteen subsequent injuries far surpass an RSI ridden thumb.
 
#19
It is disgraceful that L/Bdr parkinson was not given full wack for His injuries.

However

RSI is easily preventable if disrupting to routine. The MOD must have been negligent in not advocating the strategies for prevention or maybe even actively stopping the girl from carrying out those strategies. Otherwise they wouldn't have been found against.

In addition, the girl was awarded much less for Her injuries, apparently the largest proportion of Her award was to pay costs - both Hers and the MoDs (does anyone know how much she actually got).
 
#20
The mod really needs to readress there system for injuries for miltary personnel .You really cant blame this lady for how much money she was awarded its the system which is totally wrong .

It is appalling that L/Bdr parkinson and other soldiers were not awarded the right compensation for there injuries .

And i sincerely hope that the mod will address this problem straight away so that Ben and other soldiers do have to go through more trauma then they are all ready going through
 

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