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Stuart McKechnie settles high profile bomb blast claim against MOD

News | Mon 22nd May, 2017

Stuart McKechnie has successfully settled a claim against the MOD on behalf of a civilian forensic scientist who was injured in an explosion whilst working at a MOD laboratory in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011.

At the time of the explosion the Claimant, Mr. Lee Peters, was examining an item that had been passed as safe to handle by MOD personnel. In fact, this item was an IED that exploded whilst being handled, causing very significant damage to his left hand and blast injuries to his eyes. The claim was settled for a high 6 figure sum comprising general damages, loss of earnings, prosthetic (cosmesis) and care needs. The case has attracted widespread media attention in the national press:

Stuart was instructed by Tracey Benson at Slater & Gordon Solicitors.

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