Blog category: Military Claims

  • Veterans’ violence: is PTSD to blame?

    July 25, 2012

    A recent study by King’s Centre for Military Health Research showed that one in eight soldiers has attacked someone after coming home from a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Shockingly, a third of the victims…

  • Record number of ex-soldiers behind bars

    July 17, 2012

    New research from criminal justice group No Offence suggests that as many as 1 in 10 inmates of prisons in Britain are former soldiers. This proportion is, worryingly, almost 3 times higher than the official figures of…

  • Military Vehicles in Iraq

    June 26, 2012

    Three Court of Appeal judges are to make a decision in the next week about whether the relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq in unarmoured vehicles can pursue claims against the Government. Private Phillip Hewett, 21, died…

  • Bomber Command Poppy Drop

    June 15, 2012

    55,573 volunteers of Bomber Command died during the Second World War. For years, families have been fighting for recognition of the sacrifices they made. Their chances of survival at the time were roughly 1 in 2 and…

  • The Panjwai Massacre

    March 21, 2012

    Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a trained sniper, killed 16 civilians including 9 children, 4 men and 3 women in a single incident in the Panjwai District in Kandahar. Bales had 11 years military experience and 3 tours…

  • Bionic Bodies

    March 7, 2012

    The BBC News website is currently exploring the exciting world of bionics. Over the next few weeks they will be examining the huge advances that have been made in the bionics field and exactly how these advances…

  • Art Therapy for PTSD

    November 21, 2011

    A programme on BBC2 on Friday 11th November 2011 provided a very interesting look at the benefits of Art Therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD. Working in a firm which specialises in military compensation claims, we see…