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Decision day for Ben Parkinson over compensation fight

Britain's most badly injured soldier will find out later whether he's won his fight for compensation over claims that the Ministry of Defence is failing in his care.

Ben Parkinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Ben Parkinson, who is from Doncaster, needs to be looked after round the clock since losing his legs and suffering brain damage in a bomb blast in Helmand in Afghanistan in 2006.

Ben meeting the Princess Royal in 2015 Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Ben was originally awarded £152,000 in compensation but after a campaign that was raised to £570,000 in 2011. But his legal team say health chiefs are providing funding below the minimum rate for Ben's carers, whilst his personal health care budget has not increased in nine years.

A meeting will take place today between the Parkinson family, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS.