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: 4 October 2013
Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries, Spine & Back Injuries, Workplace Injuries
Despite having broken his back, a soldier that continued to battle Afghan insurgents has been named on a list of military honours. 24-year-old Ccl Josh Griffiths, from the Mercian Regiment, has been recommended for the award by his commanding officers for performing beyond his call of duty. He is one of the 117 servicemen and women that have been recommended for an award for their bravery and dedication. Ccp Griffiths, from Merseyside, had been eating dinner at his base in Nad Ali, when a suicidal bomber drove a truck into…Read More
Posted: 18 September 2013
Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries, Workplace Injuries
A £10.7m recovery centre has opened in North Yorkshire for men and women who have been injured or become ill during their service. The groundbreaking facility is the first of its kind in the north of England and will accompany four other recovery centres for service personnel in the UK. Based at Catterick Garrison, the centre Phoenix House will provide much-needed support to injured personnel and their families. Co-founder of Help for Heroes, Bryn Parry, said that the centre would play a fundamental role in “inspiring, enabling and supporting our…Read More