Non-Freezing Cold Injury

Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) is sustained following exposure to wet conditions and temperatures just above freezing, and almost always affects the hands or feet. NFCI is an example of a climatic injury (hot and cold), which is usually found in service people within the armed forces. However, despite it being largely preventable, they can be serious career threatening injuries.

The military team at JMW has a great deal of experience when it comes to helping ex-armed forces personnel who have been diagnosed with a non-freezing cold injury. We understand the suffering that this can ultimately put you through and will work with you to understand your symptoms and help you receive every penny of the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered with non-freezing cold injury and would like to speak to an expert about your case, call the armed forces specialists at JMW today on 0345 450 9547. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will call back at a time that suits you.

About Non-Freezing Cold Injuries

To prevent the injury from occurring, service personnel should be trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of NFCI to allow them to act fast when seeking treatment, in an effort to prevent the damage becoming irreversible.

The Ministry of Defence has provided clear advice on reducing the risk of injury in the JSP 539 guidance: Heat illness and cold injury: prevention and management. However, Commanders are often unaware of the guidance or have chosen to ignore it.

How to Prevent Non-Freezing Cold Injuries

The best way for service personnel to avoid NFCI is to be fully aware of how you can actively prevent it.
NFCI can be prevented by:
Provision of appropriate equipment

  • Keeping hands and feet as dry as possible
  • Regular foot inspections
  • Limiting exposure to cold and wet climates
  • Regular hot food and drink
  • Assessing, reviewing and monitoring weather conditions
  • Listening to complaints - one person suffering an NFCI means others are likely to have the injury or be at risk

Why Pick Armed Forces Claims?

When it comes to non-freezing cold injury claims, the team at JMW is second to none. We offer an abundance of experience when it comes to NFCI claims and are vastly knowledgeable when it comes to securing compensation for military personnel who have suffered an NFCI. We always fight to do what is best for our clients, providing advice and assistance throughout the claims process.

Whether you have suffered an NFCI, or have suffered any other form of injury during your time in the armed forces, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

We strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you with the least amount of stress. We are able to do this by offering:

  • A no win, no fee service
  • Access to a panel of leading medical experts
  • No upfront fees

The Armed Forces compensation team are specialists in military claims and we are on hand to give you not only the advice you need, but also the compensation to which you are entitled.

Talk to Us

To start a military claim for compensation, speak to a specialist here today by calling 0345 450 9547. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will call back at a time that suits you.

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