MoD criticised over soldiers' compensation claims

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has once again come in for criticism after reports that it is attempting to deny soldiers the full injury compensation they are entitled to.

Lawyers working for the MoD will this week attempt to reduce by two-thirds the level of compensation paid out to two wounded soldiers.

One of the soldiers, Anthony Duncan of the Light Dragoons, was left reliant on crutches after being shot in the thigh while on patrol, an injury which required 11 operations.

Additionally, Royal Marine Matthew McWilliams broke his leg while participating in a training exercise.

A spokesman for the MoD defended the organisation, saying: "We are committed through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme to paying appropriate compensation to wounded service personnel."

Recently former prime minister John Major wrote an article in The Telegraph calling for a fair and effective compensation system for troops injured both physically and mentally.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19283513-ADNFCR

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