Army Captain medically discharged after climbing accident settles case against Ministry of Defence

An Army Captain who was seriously injured after a climbing accident on Ben Nevis has settled his case against the Ministry of Defence for £2.35 million.

MS, 33, suffered a severe brain injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries when he fell from the rock face during a poorly-planned climbing exercise on Ben Nevis in 2011.

His solicitor, Sinead Cartwright from Hilary Meredith Solicitors said:

“This has been a long, hard battle. Whilst the Ministry of Defence admitted liability there were significant issues to resolve regarding the full impact of the injuries.

“Our client, who was also a keen skydiver, had hoped he would serve out his full career in the army. He enjoyed army life and everything it had to offer. The serious injuries he suffered on Ben Nevis changed his life forever.”

MS said:

“I am truly grateful for all the support and effort Sinead and her team put in to my case.

“They made what had seemed like very daunting and unnerving process a clear and transparent one where I felt supported and informed throughout.”