Para Ben Parkinson Denied Full Damages

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I have reported on this case previously in various articles.  The reader will recall that Ben, aged 27, lost both legs and suffered serious head injuries in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq in 2006. Sadly the MOD has told his family he wont get the expected £1,000,000 told he ought to receive.

The problem we have is that the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), a perfect oxymoron, has, similar to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) a cap of just  over £1/2million. 

I have said this more than once. If we are not prepared, as a nation, to bear the price, in cash, for caring for our armed forces, then we ought not to expect them to risk making the ultimate sacrifice.

Grant Evatt 
Senior solicitor - Personal Injury Team 

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