Navy NFCI Claims
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of solicitors who specialise in military related claims for NFCI, including Navy NFCI compensation claims. Our expert solicitors act for military clients from across the entire UK and are available to speak to you today to advise you on the prospects of making a Navy NFCI claim for compensation.
If you have been downgraded or medically discharged as a result of developing a NFCI then you may have grounds for making a claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD). A claim for compensation will include compensation for your pain and suffering and for any earnings you may have lost as a result of being discharged from service.
From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we act for service men and women across England & Wales in a range of military related claims, including Navy related NFCI (non-freezing cold injury) claims.
Our solicitors have over 20 years of experience in serious personal injury matters and are currently acting for many ex-military service men and women in claims for NFCI.
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 Navy NFCI enquiry in more detail.
Free initial phone consultation
We offer all Navy NFCI clients a free an no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will ask you questions about your condition and your employment and medical history with the Navy, and about the conditions you have experienced which may have led to you developing a NFCI.
If after we have spoken, we believe your claim has good prospects of success then we will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement and represent you in a claim against the MoD.
Contact us today to by calling 01507 609027 to start your Navy NFCI claim.
RAF NFCI compensation claims
Call us on 01507 609027 to start your RAF NFCI claim.
- On PLS (Permissive Land Survival) training exercises in the UK and abroad, incorrect or insufficient kit has been issued which has led to prolonged periods of exposure to cold and wet weather which has contributed to the development of NFCI.
- On combat swimming courses (SOBA), clients have been issued with second hand lightweight dry suits which were clearly not fit for purpose. During night swims the suits have leaked in freezing cold water, which have pooled in the lower areas of the suit leading to prolonged exposure to cold water.
- On SERE C courses, clients have been required to cover 20k during the night and lay up and rest during the daytime to warm up and sleep. It’s common to get soaked during the night and not have any other boots or socks to change into during the daytime so the feet are constantly wet, shrivelling and turning white in colour.
If any of the scenarios above resonate with you and you have been diagnosed with a NFCI, please contact us today so that we can advise you on a potential claim.
Navy NFCI compensation claims
Being told you can longer continue doing a job you love due to no fault of your own is an extremely difficult situation to find yourself in, especially if you had planned to stay in the Armed Forces for the immediate future or for the long term.
When you find yourself back in civilian life and you must retrain in another profession, at the same time as coping with a NFCI, it can be a difficult situation to manage.
You will no doubt have many unanswered questions relating to how the claims process works, how long a claim can take and how much compensation you will be able to claim. This is why we offer our clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation to try and guide you through the process.
During our call with you we will ask you questions about your condition, your employment and medical history with the Navy and the conditions in which you think may have led to you developing your non-freezing cold injury.
We will then be able to build a picture of your potential claim and advise you whether we think you might have reasonable prospects of success. If we think you have a good chance of succeeding then we will offer to fund your claim on a No Win No Fee agreement.
Call us on 01507 609027 to start your Navy 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 than if you have been downgraded and found alternative employment within the Navy.
Our Solicitors recently assisted a member of the Armed Forces in a claim for NFCI and helped to secure a compensation award of over £140,000.
In some other cases, NFCI compensation awards can amount to several hundred thousand pounds.
Every claim is different and your compensation may amount to much more or much less than these quoted figures.
No Win No Fee claims for non-freezing cold injuries
We do not charge our Navy clients any upfront fees to get their NFCI claim up and running.
We fund all of our military related compensation 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.
To find out more information about how we will fund your claim, contact us on 01507 609027.
Claiming against the MoD
As of May 2018, it was confirmed that the MoD employed 57,140 civilian staff and 192,160 military personnel.
The MoD is an employer in exactly the same was as any company in the private sector and must provide all military personnel 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 and develop an injury or illness as a result, through no fault of their own, then it may be claimed that the MoD are in breach of their duty.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors regarding a potential Navy 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 of 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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