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#MilitaryMeToo movement back in the spotlight

MP Sarah Atherton recently made headlines when she denounced a “culture of silence” over sexual abuse and discrimination in the Armed Forces.  We welcome the…

By Kate Roos
Military Claims
Compartment Syndrome: What is it and how might it affect me?

Compartment Syndrome is a medical condition which can often affect military Personnel and which, if left undiagnosed or untreated, can have devastating consequences for their…

By Claire Withey
Military Claims
On World Mental Health Awareness Day, remember the Armed Forces

The mental health of service personnel is a daily feature in the clients I work with.  Whether I am acting for individuals who have faced…

By Gaggan Mawi
Military Claims
Salute Her

Transitioning from military life to civilian life for women veterans be can very difficult.  While serving, female personnel have a job, a career path, somewhere…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
Military Claims
What you can do if you have a training accident whilst serving

Training exercises for Armed Forces personnel often involve risk.  Much of the training is designed to prepare you for when you may have to be…

By Claire Withey
Military Claims
Military Fatal Accidents: The initial stages of investigation

This is the first in a series of blogs about fatal accidents by the military team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.  We are highly experienced in…

By Charlotte Jose
Military Claims
Sexual harassment: what does the story of Vanessa Guillan mean to you?

You may have seen the trending of #iamvanessaguillan on social media which again has highlighted the harassment and sexual violence women are at risk of…

By Claire Withey
Military Claims
NFCI: The Journey to Settlement

No journey to settlement is the same for each client.  Whilst it usually involves the same process, the issues and experience can depend on how…

By Victoria Sedgwick
Military Claims
Rape within the Armed Forces – What is it and what are your options?

Rape or sexual assault are serious crimes which sadly occur within our Armed Forces.  The Sun newspaper reported recently that thirty five female personnel reported…

By Amira Dabbous
Military Claims
Military Mental Health: Why more needs to be done to help those suffering in the…

Mental health problems affect one in four people in any given year, ranging from common problems such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such…

By Claire Withey
Military Claims
Non-Freezing Cold Injury: What can I claim for?

A NFCI is caused by long or recurrent periods of exposure to cold and wet weather conditions.  It is a condition which mainly affects the…

By Charlotte Jose
Military Claims
Sexual assault in the Armed Forces

One of the core values which underpins a career in the Armed Forces is respect for others. This is something which recruits are taught as…

By Amira Dabbous
Military Claims
Claims for PTSD under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

I have assisted many service personnel and veterans in their claims for compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).  Although the scheme was designed…

By Ruby Lake
Military Claims
BBK salutes You during Armed Forces Week

Events have been held across the country to mark Armed Forces Week. Armed Forces Day, which will take place on Saturday 27th June, is a…

By Hannah Swarbrick
Military Claims
How Carers Help Our Service Personnel

Carers Week 2020 is an opportunity to acknowledge the vital contributions that carers make to their families and communities.  As a military claims specialist, I…

By Kate Roos
Military Claims
Non-Freezing Cold Injury: When can I bring a legal claim?

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we are regularly contacted by service personnel and veterans who have suffered Non-Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) whilst serving in the armed…

By Hannah Swarbrick
Military Claims
Attitudes matter

I often act for service personnel and veterans who have suffered long-term physical and psychiatric injuries.  Their focus and attitude towards recovery seems unique and…

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
Military Claims
PTSD: An Introduction and Guide for Military Personnel

‘1 in 2 people experience trauma at some point in their life and around 20% of those people go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.’…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Military Claims
Delays and bullying still a problem for the service complaints system

On 12th May 2020 the Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces (SCOAF) released her Annual Report and overall it does not make encouraging reading. …

By Ahmed Al-Nahhas
Military Claims
Non-Freezing Cold Injury: The invisible enemy

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we act for many clients who bring compensation claims after suffering a non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) during their service.  This blog…

By Victoria Sedgwick
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