Some advice needed, i have a friend and family with a problem legal/medical, i am no expert and do not want to point them in the wrong direction with false hope. Basically "Tommy" was injured on exercise 6 years ago,(04) he suffered a triple fracture to his skull, as well as broken nose and jaw. After recovering from 8 weeks hospital and physical rehab, he rejoined his unit, no problems apart from severe head aches now and again and a permenant stiff neck, returned to normal duties, not medically down graded, regular check ups no real problems. Left the army two years later, having completed 12 yrs, underwent usual discharge drills. Over the last 10 months or so started having symptoms of dizziness, throwing up, short term memory loss and some loss of motor functions in one arm/hand. On investigation it was found that he had an area of skull bone which was pressing against his brain, this was directly under one of the fracture sites. Now sorted medically, can he "claim" for the effects of this injury after such a long period of time. He is not an ambulance chaser sort of bloke, but it would seem some one cocked up or missed this on his discharge ?