A retired manager who worked at a hospital in Birmingham has been awarded a £307,550 compensation payout and will receive a further £24,000 every year for the rest of his life because he claims he suffered stress at his job.
The former NHS employee, who retired in 1996 and whose work was mainly office-based, filed a compensation claim through the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme, which provides compensation to staff who have suffered injury or disability as a result of their work.
The Department of Health has now ordered the Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust to make the payment. The trust had previously been fighting the compensation, disputing that they were not responsible for paying the large sum.
A director for the trust expressed that the payout does not relate to physical personal injury or a workplace accident.