The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme usually takes into account the expected effects of the injury and treatment over the person's lifetime, meaning your award may be final. However, if your injury does become worse there are reviews available.
You may apply for an Exceptional Review within 10 years of the original decision. You must apply for this review within one year of the worsening beginning stating the grounds for the application.
Where more than 10 years have passed since the decision, a final review can be requested. You must apply for this review within one year of the worsening beginning stating the grounds for the application.
If your award is made while you are still serving, you may be able to apply for a Service Termination Review upon discharge. You must apply within one year of your release date, and the award must have been made no more than 7 years before your discharge.
You are only entitled to one of each of the above reviews, so consider your application and seek advice before requesting a review.
Visit the GOV.UK website for more information about reviews.
Who else can help?
Legion Scotland offer advice and support to veterans with War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation claims. Their help ranges from filling in forms to presenting your case to a tribunal.