Ex-PSNI officers win court battle over injury award refusal

PSNITwo former PSNI officers have won a High Court battle over being refused enhanced injury awards.

A judge quashed a decision by the Northern Ireland Policing Board to reject independent medical assessments on the level of their disablement.

Mr Justice Scoffield held that the authority misdirected itself on the meaning of relevant regulations and signalled that both cases should be reconsidered.

The Policing Board’s Resources Committee considered the IMR reports but refused the appeals, stating that the process applied was not consistent with current guidance.

Lawyers for the two officers claimed the decision was unlawful and irrational.

Ruling on the challenge, Mr Justice Scoffield held there was an obligation on the Board to treat the relevant medical practitioner’s certificate as determinative and to give effect to those decisions.

As reported by: Belfast Telegraph – https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/courts/ex-psni-officers-win-court-battle-over-injury-award-refusal/1232935568.html


Ex-PSNI officers win court battle over injury award refusal

2 thoughts on “Ex-PSNI officers win court battle over injury award refusal

  • 2023-02-19 at 8:44 am

    Another win, well done

  • 2023-02-18 at 10:11 pm

    And still the malpractice continues. Who are these people who waste tax payers money in an attempt to circumvent the law so that injured police officers miss out on what they are entitled to?

    Those officers involved must have been left devastated to know they had to fight the system.

    Well done to those who took the challenge forward which will benefit us all. I am full of admiration 👏

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