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    Here is a thought I had while I was watching TV

    I watched an advert for claiming compensation and the example they used was the kit their employer was providing wasn't to the standards of the situation the employee was being exposed to.

    Could a soldier or officer therefore technically sue the MoD if they had become injured due to a shortfall of correct or suitable equipment available for their protection?

    If they could, would it be frowned upon or encouraged?

    How would it effect moral?

    I don't want to discuss the ethics of the war, so all those anti war people can **** off before you even think about it.

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    Essentially, this is what the parents of some servicemen are now doing.

    However, the 'problem' comes with the assumption that the MoD would agree that the equipment is wrong/inadequate and that's a pretty substantial assumption!


    However, in theory, if it could be proven that the equipment wasn't good enough then I would imagine that yes, it is a viable course of action.
    As to whether or not it would be liked, that's a question to be answered on an individual basis, not a group. What I will say, though, is that any serviceman would be all too aware that any 'winnings' they got would be taken directly out of the Defence Budget, thus meaning that some other guy wouldn't get the things that they need.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Essentially, this is what the parents of some servicemen are now doing.

    However, the 'problem' comes with the assumption that the MoD would agree that the equipment is wrong/inadequate and that's a pretty substantial assumption!


    However, in theory, if it could be proven that the equipment wasn't good enough then I would imagine that yes, it is a viable course of action.
    As to whether or not it would be liked, that's a question to be answered on an individual basis, not a group. What I will say, though, is that any serviceman would be all too aware that any 'winnings' they got would be taken directly out of the Defence Budget, thus meaning that some other guy wouldn't get the things that they need.
    An extremely interesting point. I hadn't thought of that. I thought of perhaps giving to the Benevolent Fund or HfH
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    (Original post by General Ourumov)
    An extremely interesting point. I hadn't thought of that. I thought of perhaps giving to the Benevolent Fund or HfH

    What they do with the money they win is up to them, but where that money came from is more important.
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    Armed Forces Compensation Scheme - pays out if you're injured while serving. Means that the Armed Forces don't have to admit the equipment is faulty, all the injured has to do is prove they were injured on duty. Job done and no-one looks bad.

    Also yes you can sue, but many firms won't take the case on because so many have been lost in the past - that's why the kit on IOT is still one size fits all, which it of course doesn't (and don't worry if anyone important is reading this - I'm past the 3 year point )
 
 
 
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