Military Non Freezing Cold Injury Claims

Exposure to cold conditions, above freezing point, of sufficient severity and duration can cause sensory and vascular abnormalities – this is called Non Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI), formally known as “trench foot”. This disease often results in a medical discharge from the armed forces and can restrict future career prospects. 

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If you have suffered from Non Freezing Cold Injury within the last 3 years, get in touch with our Military Claims experts to confirm if you’re entitled to 1000s in compensation.

You will need to confirm the below to be eligible to make a claim:

  • Been diagnosed with Non Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) (or Trench Foot)
  • Diagnosis no later than 2.5 years ago
  • Apparent symptoms after exposure (Numbness, Hard/Waxy looking skin, muscle stiffness)
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    What is non freezing cold injury?

    Non Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) is a disease caused by exposure to low temperatures, above freezing point, for an excessive amount of time and is also know as “trench foot”. NFCI involves injury to the soft tissues and nerves and can restrict the person affected from certain job opportunities. It is important that soldiers noticing any symptoms of Non Freezing Cold Injury to speak to their medical officer immediately.

    Time restrictions apply to these types of claims, three years from knowledge of this disease, so get in touch with a legal advisor to find out your options. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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    Have you previously worked for the armed forces and now experience hearing loss? An estimated 300,000* ex-armed forces personnel in the UK suffer from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus. If your hearing problems are due to long-term exposure to excessive noise while in service, you might be entitled to compensation.

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    Things we're commonly asked

    All claims are no win, no fee and it’s free to have a chat with one of our advisors to find out if you have a claim.

    If you’re suffering from NFCI, it’s important to speak to a legal advisor as soon as possible as there is a time constraint with these sorts of complaints. You have up to three years from the date of diagnosis to make a claim.

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    Yes it’s possible to make a civil claim, even if you have already made a successful or unsuccessful claim with AFCS or WPS.

    However, it’s important to note, if you have previously received compensation with AFCS, this will be taken into consideration when calculating the additional compensation if your civil claim is successful.

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    If you wish to make a claim for compensation against your current employer, any pay-out will be made by their insurer, not the company itself. There are legal safeguards in place to protect you against unfair dismissal. This means your employer must be able to justify their reason for dismissing you in relation to your claim, and this is highly unlikely. Our team will be able to talk you through any concerns you have about bringing a claim. Log your interest with us today, and one of our experts will call you back within a few hours.

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    The Crown Immunity (which protects the MoD from civil or criminal prosecution) was lifted in 1987 which means you have every right to make a claim – even if you’ve previously been turned down through the no-fault and very strict Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or War Pension Scheme. Get in touch with our legal experts today.

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    More than 95% of the cases we take on are resolved out of court, meaning you probably won’t have to appear in court to give evidence. Our legal experts will gather all the information needed to prove your case, and will work tirelessly behind the scenes to get you the compensation you deserve.

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