Frequently Asked Questions about Cold Injury
1. How do I make a claim for cold injury compensation?
There are two ways in which you can make a cold injury compensation claim. If you are a civilian, your claim will be against your employer and ordinarily paid for by its employers’ liability insurance.
If you are a serviceman or servicewoman suffering a cold injury, then you may be entitled to a payment from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). You can also start a civil claim for cold injury compensation, but you cannot be compensated twice for the same injuries.
Thompsons Solicitors advise you about these two types of claims and progress a civil claim on your behalf.
2. What are the time limits that apply when making a cold injury compensation claim?
A personal injury claim through the civil courts has to be started with three years of the date of an accident, or from three years when the person realised his or her condition was caused by someone else’s fault.
A claim through the AFCS must be started within seven years of the date of the accident or, for latent damage, within three years of when the person realised his or her condition was caused by military service.
Thompsons Solicitors can provide specialist legal advice so that you can make an informed decision about how your claim can be pursued.
Call our military injury experts today on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form to begin your cold injury claim.
3. Why choose Thompsons Solicitors to help you with your cold injury claim?
Thompsons Solicitors are specialists in recovering cold injury compensation.
We have expert solicitors who specialise in dealing with both civil claims and claims for members of the Armed Forces. Over the years, we have secured substantial amounts of compensation on their behalf.
We will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a valid claim for non-freezing cold injury compensation and cold injury compensation.
We understand how complicated making a claim can be, so our specialist lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a cold injury claim in plain English and answer any questions or queries you may have.
Contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224, complete our online claim form or request a callback to begin the claim process.