£450,000 Ministry of Defence Injury Claim
A Royal Marine suffered life-changing injuries whilst in Afghanistan as he was not supplied with the appropriate protective equipment by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Royal Marine was involved in an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) incident where he suffered severe groin injuries. Had he been provided with the available ballistic protection it is felt the injuries would have been much less severe.
Due to the extensive injuries, the victim was left unable to have children and was medically discharged from the armed forces.
The instruction of a ballistics expert was required, along with multiple medical reports to prove liability and demonstrate the extent of the injuries.
This was complex case and after much negotiation and with the support of counsel, £450,000 was awarded to the victim.