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Soldier seeks additional compensation from MoD over injuries

Soldier seeks additional compensation from MoD over injuries
A man who suffered serious injuries while serving the army in Afghanistan is disputing the amount of compensation he was awarded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Lance-Corporal Ryan Knight was in Helmand province in the south-west of the country when the Land Rover he and his colleagues were in ran over two land mines.

He suffered a shattered pelvis and two of his best friends were killed.

Mr Knight now struggles to walk unaided and has post-traumatic stress disorder.

Initially, the MoD offered to pay him just under £14,500 in compensation, although this has been revised and it is thought the figure could rise to £65,000.

However, Mr Knight is seeking more, saying he will never be able to work full-time again and his injuries will get worse with age, the Times reports.

According to the soldier, who says he now walks "like an 80-year-old man", the compensation offered so far by the MoD is a "joke".