Pages On: Armed Forces Injuries
Whilst many would believe an injury serving in the UK’s armed forces comes with the territory, the truth is that most of these workplace injuries occur in bases and during training. As accidents in these places of work fall under employer negligence, military personnel have every right to claim compensation, where injury is preventable.
Posted: 2 November 2015
Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries, Workplace Injuries
A soldier that was left paralysed by an accidental shooting has been able to walk again with the help of a bionic motorised walking suit. 36-year-old Dale Messenger had been a bomb disposal expert and was accidentally blasted in the hip during a live ammunition training exercise in the Falkland Islands. The injury left him wheelchair bound, until he discovered the exoskeleton suit. Mr Messenger in 2009 was accidentally shot by another soldier during the training exercise. Two years after the accident, he had failed to make any progress with…Read More
Posted: 17 August 2013
Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries
£30,000 of funding has been given to a charity that supports Wiltshire servicemen who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The charity provides support to those who are injured, wounded or sick as a result of their service. They assist the service personnel, veterans and their families, who are enduring post trauma recovery. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that develops after witnessing, or suffering, a traumatic event. The disorder usually involves recurring memories, flashbacks and other symptoms that trigger recollections of the occurrence. PTSD can develop almost immediately after a traumatic experience,…Read More