We recently settled a claim for significant damages for Non-Freezing Cold Injuries for a former Soldier who served in the British Army. Our client was exposed to freezing temperatures, well below zero degrees Celsius, whilst out on the ranges in basic training and thereafter on exercise in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. We alleged the Ministry of Defence failed to provide a suitable thermal kit for our client’s hands and feet. Liability was admitted in part by the MOD.
Our client suffered mild symptoms to the hands and feet which cause discomfort in cold weather and in his day-to-day activities. Our client is now limited in the type of work available which must be indoors.
Often cold injuries are extremely serious resulting in permanent nerve damage and life-long pain. Service personnel are often discharged from service due to their injuries leaving them with a loss of career prospects.
At Cohen Cramer, we have long experience of representing injured service personnel re-build their lives after injuries are needlessly caused. If you or anybody you know has suffered a cold injury whilst in or out of service then please contact our Military Claims Specialist, Diane Davison on 0113 224 7837 or email@example.com . We offer a truly “no win, no fee” service” which we can discuss with you.