- Appeal upheld against Pensions Ombudsman’s refusal of temporary injury allowance (Stewart v NHS Business Services Authority)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Pensions analysis: Did a claimant’s illness, for which he applied for an injury allowance, occur during the course of his employment? Vikki Massarano, partner at ARC Pensions Law, looks at the Chancery Division’s decision that an infection from a mosquito bite, which occurred while the appellant was on ‘professional leave’ for a medical conference, should be treated as having happened in the course of his employment, overturning a decision by the Pensions Ombudsman.
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