A SOLEMN DUTY TO OUR WAR WOUNDED
his doctors, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson is the most seriously
wounded British soldier ever to survive
He suffered 37
catastrophic injuries when his unprotected Land Rover was hit last
September by a landmine in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
legs have been amputated. His spleen and some of his ribs, torn apart by
shrapnel, have been removed. His left arm is almost paralysed. He has
lost three years of memory and is only now beginning to recover the
power of speech.
-in spite of
his horrific injuries Ben has been awarded only
allowed under the
ARMED FORCES COMPENSATION SCHEME
asinine rules rigidly enforced by Whitehall pen-pushers, no serviceman
can be compensated for more than three separate injuries.
wounds have left him incapacitated.
his £ 152,150
WILL NEVER MEET HIS NEEDS.
Rules are rules,
say the MoD bureaucrats. And that means Ben can claim nothing for
his 'lesser' injuries -
Can this be the
same MoD which , just a month ago, agreed to pay
to an RAF typist
who suffered only a repetitive strain injury to her
TRUE, many may argue there is no place for the
compensation culture in our Armed Forces-where the risk of death or
serious injury goes with the job.
Indeed in earlier conflicts a soldier as grievously
injured as Ben would have died on the battlefield.
YET haven't we always had a bounden duty, under
the compact between the
STATE and the MILITARY
-to offer what help we can to soldiers who risk so
Time and Time again, Ministers have neglected our side of the COMPACT.
They have closed
They have allowed housing for
-to fall into shocking disrepair.
AND NOW THEY INSULT
a hideously injured serviceman with an offer that takes
no account of the seriousness of his wounds.
AS LONG as we have a compensation scheme for the ARMED
FORCES, hasn't the GOVERNMENT a CLEAR DUTY to ENSURE that it operates
BATTLE: HOW YOU CAN HELP
Severely injured in
Afghanistan Ben Parkinson is offered the
usual pittance from the MoD. With twelve
injuries from loss of both legs above
the knee to many fractures he is only
entitled to receive compensation for
three. £115,000 plus additional payments
of £34,500 and £1650. which for someone
so badly injured and needing special
care for the rest of his life is a
derisory payment when compared to a
payout to an RAF typist of £484,000 for
an injured thumb.
Daily Mail has asked its readers wishing to help Ben
can make cheques
Protectors Fighting Fund
and post to: PPFF, PO Box 95
Aldershot, Hants, GU11 9GL
FUNDS raised will be split equally between
THE BRITISH LEGION -THE BRITISH LIMBLESS ASSOCIATION
-THE SOLDIERS,AIRMAN and FAMILIES ASSOCIATION and the
ROYAL HOSPITAL for NEURODISABILITY in PUTNEY -where Ben
was treated for months.
IT IS TIME MORE REALISTIC PAYMENTS WERE GIVEN TO OUR
BRAVE FIGHTING SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
NEED YOUR SUPPORT
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