NFCI claims - based outside the UK

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

Military Non-Freezing Cold Injury.If you have sustained injury and loss as a result of the development of a Non-Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) while on training or active service with the British Military then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

NFCI, whilst easily preventable, is one of the most common and problematic conditions that can arise from military service.

The MOD owes you a duty of care while a serving member of the military. This duty includes ensuring that you are not exposed to such conditions that can lead to NFCI.

The condition is caused by exposure to cold temperatures but that is above freezing. After prolonged exposure, the individual can suffer from problems with pain and swelling in their hands and feet.

The symptoms are often very severe. The development of NFCI can lead to a medical discharge with further difficulties in obtaining work thereafter.

If you have developed NFCI and suffered injury and loss as a result of such you may be entitled to compensation.

What you can claim

As well as your physical injuries we will seek compensation for any mental trauma you may have sustained as a result of the incident.  In addition, we will seek compensation for any treatment or rehabilitation you may need due to the injuries sustained.

You may find your career has been compromised or even ended as a result of the injuries. In such an instance,  we would recover past as well as future lost income.

When to bring your military non-freezing injury claim.

You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If you only became aware that you had been injured sometime after the actual incident then the three years run from that date. This is known as ‘the date of knowledge’.

The courts do have the discretion to extend this period but only in exceptional circumstances.

You can bring a claim while still serving. We would recommend that you brought your claim as soon as you are able to do so. Memories can fade, witnesses move on and evidence lost. Starting your claim soon after the incident gives you the best chance of success.

Start your claim today.

For a full assessment and overview of your claim get in touch with us today.

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement. This means that your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.

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