An RAF Corporal has successfully sued for compensation after being injured at work. 52 year old Shaun Wood worked as a painter with the RAF. During this period of employment he was exposed to dangerous chemicals while working in conditions which were described as “Victorian”. At the time he was not aware of the effects of exposure to the chemicals.
As a result of this he now suffers from Multiple System Atrophy-P, also known as MSAP, which has left him confined to a wheelchair. Due to this condition, his health will continue to get worse.
He was able to show in court that this condition was caused due to the exposure to the dangerous chemicals at work. As a result of this he was awarded compensation by the judge. The amount of compensation is to be decided at a future hearing, but industry experts believe that the payout will be “substantial”.
It is believed that some of Mr Wood’s former colleagues now suffer from similar conditions, meaning that this decision could lead to further compensation claims.
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