To cut a long story - as short as possible. The other half has had a traffic accident which was completely the other drivers fault. She ends up on her roof and the car is a total write off. Fortunately she suffered no major injuries but for the last two weeks has been in a lot of pain and discomfort due to whiplash and severe soft tissue damage. We are in the process of claiming compensation at the moment. (and no digs please - this was quite a nasty RTA and we are not jumping on the compo bandwagon) and working out our losses. We have already been offered Â£900 less for our car which we bought 3 months ago and will have to spend at least an extra Â£1000 to replace it with an identical age car with the same mileage. So already at a loss. My major gripe is this - due to her injuries she has been unable to look after herself or our 8 month old baby and I have had to take 2 weeks leave (1 compassionate and 1 coming off my entitlement). Is there any way I can be compensated for my loss of 1 weeks leave or is it 2-nil to the insurance company because they know that the MOD pay us 52 weeks a year and I havent really lost out financially. I am just annoyed that I have lost a weeks hard earned leave through somebody else's fault. If I was a civilian I would presume it would be fairly straight forward with the production of a wage slip. I would appreciate any helpful advice, particularly from anyone who has been in a similar situation.