Sinead Cartwright, Partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, has secured £80,000 for an RAF aircraft engineer who was permanently downgraded and then discharged from service after developing occupational dermatitis during the course of her work.
The client joined the RAF in October 1997. After being exposed to chemicals and dust and developing dermatitis, she was permanently downgraded to office work and then discharged from service after her 15 year engagement ended in October 2012. As a result of this, she was unable to complete the 22 years service’ required to qualify for a pension.
Commenting on the case, the client said:
“After 15 years of service the RAF left me high and dry and without a medical pension. I was forced out and given no support.”
Commenting on the case, Sinead Cartwright said:
“I believe this is a very fair and good outcome for my client. Dermatitis is a condition which can really impact upon the quality of someone’s life, so much so that my client had to give up her career in the RAF, something she really loved doing.”