Anger over time limit on soldiers' injury claims amid warnings new laws will ...

Anger over time limit on troops' claims for injuries amid warnings the new laws to protect soldiers from legal witch-hunts will block compensation bids New laws to protect British troops will put a time limit on compensation claims Defence spokesman John Healey said the new bill amounted to 'penny-pinching'  Ministers hope the bill will end 'vexatious' legal probes that soldiers have faced

By Larisa Brown Defence And Security Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:19 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 01:19 BST, 22 September 2020

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New laws aimed at protecting British troops from relentless legal witch-hunts will block soldiers' own injury claims, Labour warns today.

Defence spokesman John Healey said parts of a new bill amounted to 'penny-pinching' because they put a time limit on compensation claims from UK forces.

It means soldiers who have suffered life-changing trauma could find it more difficult to seek compensation.

New laws aimed at protecting British troops from relentless legal witch-hunts will block soldiers' own injury claims (file photo)

New laws aimed at protecting British troops from relentless legal witch-hunts will block soldiers' own injury claims (file photo)

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