The ladder was my own time in 2018 and I do not have a claim in for that because I’m not eligible, which I accept. My bad! I was doing something for the wife and didn’t fall that far but the mechanism caused a pilon fracture, unfortunately the worst type of closed fracture which is a life changing injury.....
But the claim I’m still fighting was from 2016 for OA in both hips which I am sure was predominantly caused by service because I didn’t have OA before I joined. But when they cited my leg length discrepancy was the reason I didn’t win the tribunal..... well, I investigated that further the day after and they didn’t test for it despite it being something they should look out for in the pre-entry med according to JSP 345 policy at the time. Now, if they’re going to follow policy why can’t I? That’s what I reckon anyrate!
Appreciate the help btw dinger..... I’m just a little miffed by it all!
True, I get that. It’s just at the age of 37 I didn’t think I’d be arthritic. No family history of arthritis at an early age.
According to the research I’ve done, yes, LLD does have an affect on your lower limbs, especially at knee and hip joints and can cause degeneration, which is exactly what I have.
In a day when soldiers from the NI days are being harassed..... I’m going to be standing up for something I believe is right.
I don’t blame you, it’s an interesting case.
Playing devil’s advocate, I’d argue that as you have LLD and it is a known cause of OA, then it is not a condition caused by service.
Your point about the LLD not being done may also be difficult as you have suffered purely from them not identifying it.