The family of Joe Windall have received compensation after the Nimrod plane which he was in crashed in Afganistan. The Court of Session awarded £90,000 to his mother and £60,000 to his sister. This was the largest Loss of Society Award ever given to a mother and sibling in Scotland.
Mr Windall had been serving in the Royal Marines at the time of his accident. He had been travelling in the Nimrod near Kandahar when the plane crashed. He died instantly, along with 13 other British servicemen.
At the resulting inquest in 2008 it was held that the plane had “never been airworthy”. It was then that the family decided to seek compensation on the ground that the plane was unsafe. Their decision was based on a desire to highlight the tragedy and to ensure that it did not happen again.
After a lengthy legal battle the family was awarded compensation by a jury, Mrs Young stated that she was “disappointed” to have to go to court in order to get justice for her son.
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