Compensation boost for severely injured troops

Compensation boost for severely injured troops
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent
Last Updated: 11:28pm BST 26/04/2008

British troops who have suffered severe injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan are to receive much greater compensation, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.

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The move follows mounting criticism over the decision to pay troops with life-changing injuries - such as brain damage or the loss of limbs - a fraction of the amounts awarded to civilians with similar injuries.
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