Army NFCI Claims
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of solicitors who specialise in Army NFCI compensation claims. We act for military clients from across the UK in Army NFCI claims and are on hand to advise you on whether you may be able to claim financial compensation for your NFCI condition.
If you have developed a NFCI as a result of your service in the Army and have either been downgraded or medically discharged from service, then you may be due compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for your pain and suffering and any loss of earnings or pension.
From our head offices in Lincolnshire, we act for service men and women across England & Wales in a range of military related claims, including Army related NFCI (non-freezing cold injury) claims.
Our expert military solicitors have many years of experience in successfully winning personal injury claims on behalf of our clients and we are proud to provide a high standard of legal advice and representation.
We offer all Army NFCI clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will ask you questions about your NFCI and how you think you may have developed it. We will also ask you questions about scenarios in which you may have been exposed to cold, wet and damp conditions.
To speak to one of our friendly and specialist solicitors now, please call us on 01507 609027 or to arrange a more convenient time to speak to us, please complete the online enquiry form on this page and indicate when you are free to discuss your Army NFCI enquiry in more detail.
Examples of Army NFCI Scenarios
We have many years of experience in helping clients with Army NFCI claims. Below are several anonymised examples of how some of our clients have developed NFCI symptoms.
Upon joining the Army, one of our clients underwent 6 months of training which consisted of several week long exercises. Despite the treacherously snowy and wintery conditions in North Yorkshire, he was provided with ill-fitting and non-waterproof boots. Because of the snow and sleet, it was impossible to keep his feet dry for any length of time and was unable to change into dry socks or boots as he was only issued with one pair. He remembered the sensation of walking as if he was “walking on stumps”. His hands and feet were numb for the whole exercise and when he mentioned it to the Corporal in charge, he was told to simply warm his hands up in a dismissive way. When he got back to camp and took a hot shower his feet went red with pins and needles and stinging.
Another client had a similar experience. On an exercise in the Brecon Beacons he felt like both his hands and feet were completely numb and struggled to carry out even the most basic tasks. Having slept under a poncho, where the terrain had ice on the ground, he struggled to be able to fire his weapon and felt unstable on his feet. When he eventually got back to camp, he took a hot shower and his feet went red and started to sting and experience pins and needles.
Another client was deployed with their battery in Germany, where they spent 12 weeks on training exercises. During this period they spent almost the entire time outside in tents and were not issued with the appropriate cold weather kit. As the weeks went by, the weather seriously deteriorated to temperatures in excess of minus 10 degrees. The cold weather had a terrible effect on their hands and feet, which were almost always numb. Despite requests for more socks and correct fitting gloves, they were told to simply do some press ups or jog on the spot to warm up. This did not help.
If any of the scenarios above resonate with you and you have been diagnosed with a NFCI, please contact us today as our solicitors have many years of experience in handling Army related NFCI claims.
Army NFCI compensation claims
If you have been downgraded or discharged as a result of a NFCI, you may be left feeling unsure of where to turn or what to do next. The transition to civilian life, finding suitable employment and the feeling of abandonment can be very difficult emotions to manage, especially if you had planned a long term career in the Army.
You will no doubt have many unanswered questions relating to a civilian claim for compensation, which is why we offer all of our Army NFCI clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation. During our call we will ask you questions about your condition, your employment history with the Army and the conditions in which you think you may have developed the NFCI.
We will then be able to build a picture of your potential claim and advise you whether we think you might be able to make a claim.
If we believe you have good prospects of success, we will offer to fund your claim on a No Win No Fee agreement.
Call us on 01507 609027 to start your Army NFCI claim.
How much compensation will be paid?
The amount of compensation that you may be awarded is dependent upon the severity of your injuries. If your NFCI has caused you to have been medically discharged from service then this is likely to mean a much larger compensation award.
We recently assisted a member of the Army in a NFCI claim and helped secure compensation of over £140,000.
In some other cases, NFCI compensation awards can amount to several hundred thousand pounds.
No Win No Fee claims for non-freezing cold injuries
We do not charge our Army clients any upfront fees to get their NFCI claim up and running.
We fund our NFCI claims using Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time.
For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of their compensation award at the end of a successful claim.
Law firms’ fees are mostly paid by the Ministry of Defence, not you.
Claiming against the MoD
The MoD is an employer in exactly the same was as any company in the private sector and must provide all service men and women with a duty of care to ensure they are not at risk of sustaining injury or illness.
All service men and women must be provided with correct clothing, equipment and PPE, suitable for the task at hand. If they are not, then it may be claimed that the MoD are in breach of their duty.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors regarding a potential Army NFCI claim
If you are currently experiencing any symptoms associated with NCFI then we strongly recommend you contact a law firm who specialise in military related compensation claims. NFCI claims are complex so it is important you instruct a firm that has the relevant expertise and experience.
We have many years experience in military claims and are available to discuss your potential NFCI claim now. Call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and one of our expert and friendly solicitors will call you as soon as we can.
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