Camborne ex-RAF man paralysed at 'fun day' wins compensation battle
6:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
An ex-RAF man from Camborne paralysed after diving into inflatable pool at a 'Fun Day' has won a fight for compensation.
RAF technician Robert Uren became paralysed for life after jumping into a swimming pool at a Fun Day event in Buckinghamshire in 2005, aged 21.
He had joined the RAF at the age of 18 and for three years had successfully served his country unscathed - but the simple act of diving into a pool during an It's a Knockout-style event changed his life forever.
Left a tetraplegic following the spinal fracture in three places, the injury left him with limited use of his arms, hands and shoulders and he was discharged from the RAF on medical grounds.
Mr Uren has claimed compensation from equipment suppliers Corporate Leisure (UK) Ltd and the Ministry of Defence.
A damages claim had been rejected in 2010 however in 2011 the Court of Appeal reversed the decision, and a retrial was ordered.
This found the risk assesments for the game were "fatally flawed".
The level of damages will be determined at a later date.
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