Non Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) Claims

It is inevitable for a member of the armed forces to spend a substantial amount of time outdoors – often in cold and wet climates. In these circumstances, a non-freezing cold injury can occur (NFCI), also known as trench foot or cold weather injury (CWI). NFCI causes permanent nerve and blood vessel damage if left untreated.  Get the compensation you deserve with the help of our experienced solicitors. To schedule a free consultation, contact us.

What Is A Non-Freezing Cold Injury?

NFCI happens when parts of the body (most often the hands and feet) are exposed to wet and cold conditions for long periods, without being dried and warmed up. Then on warming, sufferers may experience pain and a yellowish appearance in the affected area, or redness, swelling and significant and lasting pain. It affects mainly the hands and feet and the signs and symptoms can include:

  • Pain.
  • Numbness.
  • Swelling.
  • A ‘stabbing’ feeling.
  • Pins and Needles.
  • Colour changes.

Signs of Non-Freezing Cold Injury

Prickling/Tingling/Itching in the feet.

Painful sensations that worsen when the feet are exposed to warmth.

Cracking or wrinkling of the skin on feet.

Redness, soreness, swelling and blisters on the feet.

Skin discolouration of the feet (turns blue-grey or yellow-white).

Dry and scaly skin on the feet.

Difficulty walking due to pain or numbness.

Softening of skin on the soles of the feet.

Loss of sensation in the feet.

Infection of the skin on the feet.

Making Your Claim

You can claim for Non-Freezing Cold Injury developed directly as a result of your service, regardless of whether you are still in the armed forces or have left.

You need to have suffered this injury within the last three years in order to submit a claim.

If you wish to file a claim, you will need to be examined by a medical professional to determine the extent of your hearing loss. This is something that we offer for free as a part of our service.

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Monetary Compensation

If the specialist informs us that your injury is down to your time in the Armed Forces, you will be eligible to pursue a claim for monetary compensation.


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Through a thorough assessment process, our specialized medical experts will be able to accurately assess what kind of impact your time in the armed forces has had on your health. We are committed to helping you get access to the treatment that you need.

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If you are serving or have previously served in the British Armed Forces, you may be able to make a claim for compensation if you have been injured in the course of your military career.