Hospital Boss is Paid out Thousands of Pounds After Suffering Stress at Work

Hospital Boss is Paid out Thousands of Pounds After Suffering Stress at Work

Hospital Boss is Paid out Thousands of Pounds After Suffering Stress at Work
Roger Tarver was awarded £370000 for work stress and a further £24000 every year for life.
The 68 year old former chief executive of City Hospital in Birmingham fainted whilst at work in his office. He was awarded compensation after saying that he was no longer able to work because of stress.
Mr Tarver retired in 1996 at the age of 51 months after collapsing in his office. Following this he was diagnosed with heart problems and acute stress.
He claimed for stress in 2009 and won his claim under the injury benefits scheme.
The news of the payout comes after several reports of absenteeism on the rise in the NHS due to stress.
Mr Tarver feels that his compensation settlement is deserved.
“I worked bloody hard for the NHS for 30 odd years.
He told the Daily Mail.
“The job was impossible. It was daft. I had to make decisions that resulted in patients dying like who can have the intensive care bed.
“I was in a position of having to act as God. Would you want that?”
Stress in the workplace is on the rise particularly in the NHS due to continued public sector funding cuts and as a result remaining staff are expected to cover excessive workloads.
Here at Michael Lewin Solicitors we have an experienced and understanding team of professionals who can help you through your case. We understand the strains and stress that people are under and want people in the NHS to know that they can make a claim if they feel they are no longer able to work because of stress or are otherwise off work because of stress or bullying in the workplace.
If you believe that you are suffering with stress at work please feel free to call our expert team of advisors on 0113 200 9720 or email stress@michaellewin.co.uk.

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