The payout has caused consternation as the sum is significantly more than injured servicemen and women get for losing both legs, a level set at £570,000.

The compensation is thought to be a record payout by the military, which has strict rules on how much injured soldiers are entitled to.

Those made totally deaf or blind are in line for £470,000, while servicemen and women suffering with a fractured skull only receive £5,775.

Reported by the Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

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