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Injured soldier sues MoD for £2.8m compensation

Soldier injury compensation


TA Scott Garthley suffered multiple injuries when he was blown up by a Scud missile in Kuwait and is now suing the MoD for £2.8 million.

Scott who has finally been discharged from hospital has had 20 operations, including to his stomach, shoulder, throat, knees, bladder, spine and bowel.

The former TA was medically discharged in 2005 and later had to quite his job in human resources for a national bank.

Mr Garthley, who is also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is suing the MoD for earnings based on salary until he is 65.

Mr Garthley, from Northampton, now lives on his £800-a-month Army pension.

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Personal Injury claims against the MoD are handled by Irwin Mitchell's specialist Armed Forces team. Irwin Mitchell has a significant amount of experience in pursuing Armed Forces compensation claims on behalf of injured Service personnel who have suffered an accident at work. Our Armed Forces personal injury claims team have pursued a wide range of claims including accidents involving; military aircraft and helicopter crashes, negligent discharges, failure of equipment and vehicles, military accidents in operational theatres and training exercises, weapons and explosives, Road Traffic Accidents, fires, cold weather injuries, sports and adventure training.

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