We Specialise in NFCI Medical Discharge Claims
Welcome to the Nigel Askew Solicitors website, we are a firm of personal injury solicitors that specialise in military injury claims and serious injury claims. We act for service men and women from across England & Wales in a range of civil claims for compensation, and can advise you on a potential NFCI Medical Discharge Claim.
Our solicitors have many years of experience in successfully winning personal injury claims for our clients. We provide an excellent standard of legal advice, representation and support throughout the entire claims process.
If you have a NFCI which has led to you being discharged from service, effectively ending your military career prematurely then you may be able to claim against the MoD for compensation.
If the MoD have breached their duty and their negligence has caused your NFCI, then contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit your details using the form on this page.
Common NFCI medical discharge causes
Our solicitors have been winning compensation for our clients for the past 20 years and during that time have spoken with countless service men and women diagnosed and medically discharged from service due to NFCI.
Some examples of how NFCI may develop include:
- A client was provided with ill-fitting and non-waterproof boots while on training exercises in North Yorkshire. Because of the snow and sleet, it was impossible to keep their feet dry for any length of time. They remembered the sensation of walking as if they were “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 do press ups and run on the spot.
- Another client was deployed with their battery in Germany, where they spent 3 months 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. Despite requests for more weather appropriate kit, including socks and gloves that actually fit, they were ignored and dismissed.
- Another client was on a combat swimming course (SOBA), and issued with second hand lightweight dry suits, which were clearly not fit for purpose. During night swims the suits would leak in freezing cold water, which 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 you have been diagnosed with a NFCI and medically discharged as a result then you may be able to make a NFCI medical discharge claim against the MoD for negligence.
We represent military personnel from the Army, Navy, RAF and Special Forces.
Call us on 01507 609027 to start your NFCI claim.
How much compensation will be paid?
The amount of compensation that you may be awarded for being medically discharged from the military with a NFCI related injury 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 military.
Our solicitors have experience of assisting members of the Armed Forces in claims for NFCI, securing compensation awards of several hundred thousand pounds.
What is a No Win No Fee Agreement?
We do not charge our NFCI 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 firm’s fees are mostly paid by the Ministry of Defence.
To find out more information about how we will fund your claim, contact us on 01507 609027.
Claiming against the MoD
The MoD is an employer in exactly the same way as any other 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 subsequently develop an injury or illness such as a NFCI then the MoD are in breach of their duty.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
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.
To discuss a new NFCI medical discharge claim, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today. 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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