Military Doubles Compensation Claim Limits for Injured British Soldiers
The Ministry of Defence has announced that the maximum amount of accident compensation paid to injured British soldiers will double. The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme pays a lump sum to wounded soldiers based on the severity of their injuries as well as a monthly amount to the most severely injured soldiers.
The MoD has been criticised for not doing enough to help injured servicemen and women. Raising the limit from £285,000 to £570,000 will help bring the amount of compensation that members of the UK Armed Forces receive for injuries closer in line with the amounts awarded by the courts for civilian personal injury claims.
The decision is good news for members of the British Armed Forces who have already been awarded compensation through the scheme because the payments will work retroactively. Wounded military personnel will get an additional 10%-100% payout on top of what they have already received depending on the severity of their injuries.
John Carr, of Carrs Solicitors, a specialist in military accident compensation claims, has praised the Ministry of Defence, saying, “Receiving a military injury causes stress and devastation to both servicemen and their loved ones, so any additional help and support that the Ministry of Defence can offer will make it much easier for them to move on with their lives. This decision lets military personnel know that the British government is looking out for them and is grateful for the sacrifices they make every day on behalf of their country.”
Carrs Solicitors in Bolton can be contacted 24 hours a day about military accident compensation claims on freephone 0800 587 0746. For more information please visit http://www.carrssolicitors.com/ .
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