Hello this is my first post. about 10 years ago I had a mini nervous breakdown whilst serving. I had been attacked with baseball bats and knives whilst on a patrol in NI. I was diagnosed afterwards with ptsd & depression. i elected to leave and pvr'd with a lowered medical category. Anyway 5 years later after lots of letters and solicitors and consultants visits paid for by the army I was offered Â£45,000 as an ex gratia (latin for "without admitting responsibility") payment by the army board. i took it and used it towards a house purchase. anyway due to my continued depression and mood swings my wife & I separated 18 months ago and I find myself single again. Have spoken to a few folk and they said that the army could be chased for an awful lot more money. I am now renting a house and trying to get back on the property ladder. Please do not dismiss me as an ambulance chaser as I loved the army. I was decorated by Gen de la Billiere for my actions in Gulf War 1. Anyway does anybody think it is worth pursuing or is there any barrack block laywers who have an opinion ? I will not be entitled to legal aid so will be taking a risk as I would have to fund this. I am aware that those failed solicitors & muppets who could not make it in civvy street aka The Army Legal Branch will probably see this but they don't give me cause for concern. I am reasonably certain a decent civvie lawyer will run rings the MoD. Any advice would be grateful. I will watch this thread to see how it goes. Many thanks indeed.