Laura Fermor, a former army officer with the Royal Logistic Corps has won her legal battle for compensation for a hip injury she suffered on a charity march in 2008.
The 31 year old from Perthshire, was injured taking part in a fundraising march along Hadrian’s Wall with colleagues.
She experienced severe pain in both hips and underwent an intensive course of physiotherapy before being deployed to Cyprus on a UN tour of duty. For a while she was able to keep going using painkillers, but eventually had to have her right hip replaced in 2012 and her left hip replaced in 2013. As a result, she was no longer able to continue her career in the army and was medically retired from the service last year.
Ms Fermor, who will subsequently need further surgery as hip implants need replacing after 10 to 15 years, can no longer run or take part in many of the activities she previously enjoyed. She received compensation for the injury to her right hip, but the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contested her claim for compensation for the damage to her left hip, claiming that it was not ‘service attributable’, even though both injuries had occurred at the same time.
Ms Fermor challenged the MoD’s decision and won, securing a five figure sum in settlement of her claim.
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