Scar Claims

#1
I've been told I can claim for every scar I have received through work (not going on the lash), as they're classed as a deformity/disability (idk how they're a disability..)
Is this true? If it is how do I go about claiming for them? I've only gained 3 during my service but every little helps!? Even if its only like £50 a scar..

I was also told that the injuries wouldn't have to be put in an accident book at work, as 1 was gained from tour, 1 was gained from exercise and the other was the only one I got whilst in the workshop...


Cheers,
Luke
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
man up and ask dinger about scars
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
I like your name OP - assuming it is a real account of course and not a socko.

How are you going to prove they were 'work' related scars? And not from a bit of self mutilation, boy racing or pished up glass throwing?
 
#5
I've been told I can claim for every scar I have received through work (not going on the lash), as they're classed as a deformity/disability (idk how they're a disability..)
Is this true? If it is how do I go about claiming for them? I've only gained 3 during my service but every little helps!? Even if its only like £50 a scar..

I was also told that the injuries wouldn't have to be put in an accident book at work, as 1 was gained from tour, 1 was gained from exercise and the other was the only one I got whilst in the workshop...


Cheers,
Luke
Please chop your own head off with a blunt shovel.
 
#6
Why go for peanuts when you could get thousands!

You should claim for the trauma of these devastating injuries straight away..... I would say the sum of 30,000 for three scars is about doable.

First write a letter direct to the CO stipulating that you would like to lodge a claim for work related injuries. He should then send you a special claim form via the Adj....

Good luck...


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Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
if its appealed then you get costs, usually they just pay out as its cheaper than court.

a girl I used to know when I worked in mcdonalds as a kid had a solicitor dad who used to write a stock letter to HQ every time she got burnt - usually a 50 quid chq would turn up so she used to abuse it when she wanted a new walkman
 
#8
a girl I used to know when I worked in mcdonalds as a kid had a solicitor dad who used to write a stock letter to HQ every time she got burnt - usually a 50 quid chq would turn up so she used to abuse it when she wanted a new walkman
I hope she dies in a chip pan fire.
 
#9
Afcs leaflet said:
What is AFCS?
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) provides compensation for injury, illness or death which is caused by service on or after 6 April 2005.

...

What can I claim for?
You can claim for injury or illness which has been sustained as a result of service. Claims can range from relatively minor fractures to amputations and other more serious conditions, including mental disorders.
You can submit a claim for injury or illness which occurs while you are participating in a service-related activity. This includes injury as a result of Adventurous Training (AT), physical exercise and organised sport, for example inter-Service athletics.
And from the table of injuries:
"Minor scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs" is level 15
"Minor facial scarring" and "Moderate scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" are level 14
"Moderate facial scarring where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" is level 13
"Severe scarring of face, or face and neck, or neck, scalp, torso or limb, where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" is level 12
"Severe facial scarring which produces a poor cosmetic result despite camouflage" is level 11

The amount of compensation is currently;
11 £15,500
12 £10,000
13 £6,000
14 £3,000
15 £1,200

For more info, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
 
Z

Zarathustra

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#13
If this isn't a wind up what's the problem with someone claiming for something they're entitled to?
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#16
I've been told I can claim for every scar I have received through work (not going on the lash), as they're classed as a deformity/disability (idk how they're a disability..)
Is this true? If it is how do I go about claiming for them? I've only gained 3 during my service but every little helps!? Even if its only like £50 a scar..

I was also told that the injuries wouldn't have to be put in an accident book at work, as 1 was gained from tour, 1 was gained from exercise and the other was the only one I got whilst in the workshop...


Cheers,
Luke
Must not bite
Must not bite
Must not bite


**** it.

****!
 
#17
Zarathustra, I honestly thought this was a wind up....if not has every right to claim...That aside these claims clutter the system....


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I think it's probably a wind-up, and did from the outset, however, if there is someone out there who deserves compensation and is helped by reading an accurate answer, then I can cope with that.
 
E

EScotia

Guest
#18
Despite my belief that this is at best a Wah or at worst an attempt to try it on, if the OP has a genuine injury deserving of compensation then Z is correct and the information he needs can be found here:

Pensions and Compensation
 
#19
And from the table of injuries:
"Minor scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs" is level 15
"Minor facial scarring" and "Moderate scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" are level 14
"Moderate facial scarring where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" is level 13
"Severe scarring of face, or face and neck, or neck, scalp, torso or limb, where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result" is level 12
"Severe facial scarring which produces a poor cosmetic result despite camouflage" is level 11

The amount of compensation is currently;
11 £15,500
12 £10,000
13 £6,000
14 £3,000
15 £1,200

For more info, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
DO they really think putting black and green make up on is going to improve your looks in civvy street?
 
#20
Woohoo, I've got a scar from burning my arm on the genny exhaust back in 2000.

Cha-ching :)

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