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Paul Kilcoyne has acted in over 30 cases to date for servicemen who have developed Non-Freezing Cold Injuries. The condition primarily affects soldiers from an Afro-Caribbean background.
Cold exposure causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. The condition can be extremely painful and invariably leads to a medical discharge from the Armed Forces. The claims involve a failure to provide adequate kit, specialist boots and clothing. Quantum involves assessing the value of a lost military career. The condition has been around for some time and was known as “Trench Foot” in the Great War. With appropriate kit, specialist boots and clothing the condition is preventable.