A trio of former soldiers may receive up to £300,000 each in personal compensation after injuries sustained in an accident in a public place forced them to leave their jobs.
John Falconer, Dahrll Duncan and Christopher Hamilton have won their case against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the grounds of injury, loss and damage due to an incident which occurred near Catterick - the UK's largest garrison - in Yorkshire in August 2007.
The accident left the men - aged 22, 20 and 20 respectively - with serious health problems, ranging from a broken back and a dislocated hip to a severe head injury and fractured shoulder, which still affect their day-to-day lives.
Meanwhile, three people on board the Puma aircraft when it crashed while flying low lost their lives.
A final figure for damages to be awarded to the trio has not yet been finalised, but it is thought the MoD may be ordered to pay in the region of £1 million to be split between them
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett