Judgment No. 770
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant was injured in an aircraft accident while on an official mission. He sought compensation from the airline whose plane had caused the accident. The airline agreed to conclude a reasonable settlement. The complainant never disclosed the amount of the payment made to him. Under the circumstances, the Tribunal holds that it was proper for the organization to deny the complainant further benefits. Indeed, paragraph 32 of aAnnex E to the WHO Manual releases the compensation scheme from the obligation to make payments to a staff member who has obtained satisfaction through a third party.
Organization rules reference: PARAGRAPH 32 OF ANNEX E TO THE WHO MANUAL
organisation; accumulation; insurance; professional accident; illness; service-incurred; refusal; medical expenses; health insurance