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Military Compensation Claims
When it comes to military compensation claims, just like other employers, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has a duty of care to its employees to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible, training that is adequate and appropriate, and equipment that is fit for purpose and correctly maintained.
However if you are serving member of HM Armed Forces and you suffer an injury because that duty of care had not been discharged, you could claim for compensation. The fact that you are serving in the UK military makes no difference to your right to claim compensation; neither does whether you were on or off duty when you were injured.
Military accidents and your career prospects
Suffering an injury whilst in the UK Armed Forces can have a greater effect on career prospects than in many other jobs. For instance, it could result in being assigned limited duties, downgraded in various ways or retired early and losing some pension rights. The physical effects of the injury are therefore just one of several effects any serving military personnel have to deal with.
Our accident solicitors have years of experience in dealing with military injury compensation claims and are extremely knowledgeable about the unique and complex bureaucracy of the military, the environment and ethos of the Armed Forces and how personnel and their families live. They have the ability to rapidly get hold of the records necessary to support your claim from a sometimes sluggish and unresponsive MoD. These records might include pertinent regulations, standing orders, the personal file of the person making the claim, unit and board of enquiry reports and land accident investigation reports.
Common types of military compensation claims
You have got to be physically very fit and well trained to be an effective member of the Armed Forces. But training and getting can give a chance for accidents to occur. The most common causes of military injuries include;
- accidents in the course of training in the field
- accidents during physical education training or adventure training
- injuries resulting from road traffic accidents
- medical negligence claims – when military medical staff fail to treat or diagnose you properly
Exposure to hazardous substances in any Armed Forces work environment can also give rise to military compensation claims.
In short, if you can show that an injury was sustained as a result of an accident caused by a third party, you could win your military compensation claim.
To claim compensation, must I have suffered physical injury?
No – claims for compensation are possible if you’ve suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or some other psychological disorders. Click here to read more about Military Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims.
How our Military Claims Solicitors can help
- Our specialist injury compensation claims solicitors can tell you if have a strong claim
- In claiming compensation for you, we will remain aware that you might need to keep a good relationship with your unit
- We can run your military compensation claim using a no win no fee agreement – so there’s no need for you to worry about paying an expensive legal bill
- Home and hospital visits are available if your injuries prevent you from travelling
Thinking of Making a Military Compensation Claim? Call us now
If you want to know how to claim injury compensation following an accident in the Armed Forces, get in touch with us today.
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