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injured on tour advice needed

#1
i received upper spinal injuries on two separate occasions whilst on tour during Telic 8. i am now experiencing a lot of back pain and would like to know if i can get financial assistance for physiotherapy sessions i now require. if i rely on the NHS i will have a long wait

my post operational leave comes to an end in february and my civi employer would like me to start back at work but if my injury persists this doesnt seem likely.

does anyone know what my options are and what i can do about it?my PSI doesnt have a clue

your advice would be appreciated
 
#3
The system can keep you in until they have "repaired" you if it suits both parties. I suggest that you give Chilwell a ring as they are pretty switched on about these things.
 
#4
SSI posted deleted due to it being twaddle

You are on POTL so are on the held strength of Chilwell. At GIAT says, give them a call - you chould have enough contact numbers for them ;)

msr
 
#6
it all turned out to be very straightforward. i contacted chillwell and they arranged for me to have a medical now my mobilisation has been extended until i am fit to work again and i am to have regular physio until that happens.

amazing to find a system that actually works :thumleft:
 
#7
I was injured by a roadside bomb on Telic 3, have now got H6 hearing in my left ear and continuos pain. I have claimed from Trinity insurance, but 3 years on i am still waiting for an outcome. Is there anything i can do to speed things up. I have wrote numerous letters etc.

Thanks
 

The_Duke

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#8
ben0239 said:
I was injured by a roadside bomb on Telic 3, have now got H6 hearing in my left ear and continuos pain. I have claimed from Trinity insurance, but 3 years on i am still waiting for an outcome. Is there anything i can do to speed things up. I have wrote numerous letters etc.

Thanks
ben,

If you want to pm me, I could possibly advise you on this one. If you have the details of the policy to hand it would certainly help.


Duke (personal accident insurance bloke in real life)
 
#9
i injured my knee and ankle on Telic 8.

When i demobbed i saw the doctor who put me on a med hold. As i live close to chilwell i saw the physio there for 8 weeks, 3 times a week.

When you do demob make sure you see the cell that is responsible for injured bods and fill in the forms to put a claim in. It will cover you in case of injury in the future.

The system does work. I was impressed.
 
#10
If you were injured on tour, you might be entitled to claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

You need to talk to the Veterans Agency or your unit RAO, who can guide you.

Details are in the leaflet attached.

Hope this helps
 

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#13
fusilier50 said:
it all turned out to be very straightforward. i contacted chillwell and they arranged for me to have a medical now my mobilisation has been extended until i am fit to work again and i am to have regular physio until that happens.

amazing to find a system that actually works :thumleft:

what a crock of shit this "one army" concept has turned out to be. i was referred to my nearest regular army unit with a physio dept who refused to deal with me as i am TA and not regular. I'm fcuking furious..

the bast ards who blew us up didnt check to see which we were when they detonated the roadside bomb in which i was injured initially

"one army"..you can stuff it up your arsse :shakefist:
 
#14
fusilier50 said:
fusilier50 said:
it all turned out to be very straightforward. i contacted chillwell and they arranged for me to have a medical now my mobilisation has been extended until i am fit to work again and i am to have regular physio until that happens.

amazing to find a system that actually works :thumleft:

what a crock of s*** this "one army" concept has turned out to be. i was referred to my nearest regular army unit with a physio dept who refused to deal with me as i am TA and not regular. I'm fcuking furious..

the bast ards who blew us up didnt check to see which we were when they detonated the roadside bomb in which i was injured initially

"one army"..you can stuff it up your arsse :shakefist:

Check your PMs Fusilier50
 
#17
i enlisted the support of one of our more accomplished and able senior nco's who put a thunderflash under someones ass and i have now got my first appointment next week.

still bloody angry at the response i got from certain regular army medics but at least i am now being fixed up
 
#20
After a three week rehab course i was called to a meeting this morning at RTMC and have been told i must get further treatment from the NHS as a civilian. I have had a wide range of treatment through RTMC over the last several months but with limited success.

my neck injury has responded well but my spinal injury hasnt and causes me almost constant pain. i cannot carry any weight and my spine has remained in spasm since the incident. RTMC have said as far as they are concerned there is nothing more they can do and it is in my interest to return to my civilian life.

They acknowledge i still have an injury but have washed their hands of me. i'm extremely worried i wont be able to do my job because of the level of pain i experience. if i lose my job i lose my home.

My unit welfare officer and the AWS are advising me on how to return to work but no-one will tell me what i can do if i cant do the job and if they have no alternate role for me to do.

I have to contact my GP who i have never met, never having had the need, and ask for referral to a pain clinic and to get painkillers from him.

How can they say it is in my interest to return to civilian life under these circumstances?
 

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