Claims against MoD are down – the facts

 

  • Total (all) compensation claims and associated costs in Financial Year 14/15 were £85.1M.
  • The total number of new claims brought against MOD was 5814. This represents a decrease of around 15% compared with 13/14.
  • Of that total, new Service EL claims of 2381 were as follows:

Noise-induced hearing loss 1838 – 77%

Non-freezing cold injury 145 – 10.5%

Other 398 – 16.7%

  • 1898 Service Personnel Employer’s liability claims were settled in 14/15:

Noise-induced hearing loss 1652

Non-freezing cold injury 50

Other 196

  • Service Personnel Employer’s liability claims paid out including costs was just under £52M so no real change from previous 2 years.

The UK defence budget in 2014/2015 was £33billion.

£52million (all EL claims paid in 2014/15) is 0.1625% of the UK Defence  budget or  Less than 1/5 of 1%.

 

Grant Evatt