Most common conditions for claiming compensation
Data Source: The presented data on this page has been taken from a report from the Ad Hoc Statistical Bulletin of the Ministry of Defence, titled ‘Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review Statistics: 2005/06 to 2015/16’, Published: 9 March 2017 that could be accessed here.
Figure 1. Initial Injury/Illness claims awarded under the UK Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) for all years (2005 – 2016) and condition category. N (veterans) = 49,098.
Figure 2. Initial Injury/Illness claims awarded under the UK Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) for the financial 2015-2016 and condition category. N (veterans) = 7157.
 The ‘Initial Injury/illness claim’ refers to claims made by serving or former members of the Armed Forces for an injury or illness caused by Service on or after 6 April 2005. They include in-Service claims, medical discharge claims and post-Service claims.
 The AFCS came into force on 6 April 2005, and provides no fault compensation for injury, illness or death caused by service in the UK Armed Forces on or after this date.
 The AFCS was first initiated in 2005.