It is easy to be outraged by these stories, drunken mess games going bad and injuries sustained from drill but I wonder if there is more to it that might meet the eye?[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512412/Female-RAF-recruits-100-000-compensation–march-like-men.html”] [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576037/1-million-payout-drunken-sailor-hurt-double-award-maimed-hero-Ben-Parkinson.html”]
Are these one off payments compared to the long term support PLUS compensation payment for battlefield injuries?
Lifelong care versus one off compensation perhaps.
The story of the RN sailor seems particularly difficult to fathom when there was seemingly some negligence on her part, not sure where the MoD has a duty of care.
I do look at these and admit to being bemused, what is next, a risk assessment and competent person training for a game of mess rugby?