Hospital security guard receives prison sentence after staging accident for compensation

  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

A former security guard at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust has been given a seven month prison sentence after he claimed compensation for a fabricated accident.

Rhys Williams sought damages of GBP5000 (EUR5880; £6810), together with physiotherapy charges of GBP510, after claiming that he had slipped on some cardboard on the floor on 22 November 2019 …

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