If you suffer an accident while serving in the British armed forces and it was the fault of your employer, the Ministry of Defence, you can make a compensation claim.
Our personal injury and accident solicitors have years of experience in Military Personal Injury Claims on behalf of servicemen who have suffered a Military Accident and can help you with your Military Accident Compensation Claim- whether it be an Army, Navy, RAF and MOD claim.
Do I Have To Leave the Military before Claiming?
You do not have to leave the Armed Forces before making a compensation claim – if you suffer illness or injury caused by negligence whilst working for them, you can claim against the MoD whether you are currently serving or not. If you do claim against the MoD whilst still serving, we understand that this will not affect your military career. Our lawyers can also help any civilians injured or made ill by the MoD with a compensation claim.
Military Accident Compensation – local and national coverage
With offices in Salisbury, Amesbury, Andover and Fordingbridge, our solicitors handle claims for Military Accident Compensation not only locally in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Berkshire, and Dorset but also throughout England and Wales – dealing with all types of accident and injury claims on ‘no win no fee schemes’. We also regularly represent retired HM Forces veterans.
Wherever you are based, we can communicate with you by telephone, e-mail and Skype video and FaceTime.
What can I claim compensation for?
If you suffered a Military Accident in the last three years that was not your fault, you may be entitled to an injury compensation claim, taking into account all circumstances including:
- Your injury or illness
- Loss of earnings or your military career
- Damage to property
For a free no win, no fee, free assessment with a specialist Military Accident Claim Solicitor call us today on Freephone 0800 1404544.
Should I make a claim?
Whilst some service personnel suffer catastrophic and traumatic injuries, others fail to make a claim for accident compensation because they feel their injuries were only minor, or wish to avoid the stress of a claim. No matter how serious or minor the injury, if you were not responsible and have been genuinely disadvantaged, you deserve accident compensation.
What type of injury can I claim compensation for?
Our expert military accident claim lawyers can help you with all military Accident Compensation Claims including:
- Military Accidents at work
- Disease and illness contracted at work
- Injuries on training exercises
- Faulty weapons and kit
- Inadequate training
- Helicopter/aviation accidents
- Accidents on manoeuvres
- Civilian road traffic accidents
- Hearing loss
- Sporting injuries
Trust Our Accredited Claims Specialists
Choosing a specialist Accident Claim Solicitor with plenty of experience in Military Claims is very important. Investigating an Armed Forces Compensation Claim is often difficult and having an experienced solicitor can prove critical. The knowledge of our Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors enables us to instruct the right experts and get you the injury compensation you deserve – whether or not you are medically discharged as a result of your injury.
Our Military Accident Claim Solicitors are members of the three most important panels for highly experienced solicitors handling injury or medical compensation claims;
- the Law Society Personal Injury panel
- the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
- the Action against Medical Accidents clinical negligence panel.
We are members of Forces Law – the leading nationwide group of just 13 specialist military law firms.
Time limits for Military Accident Claims
Military Accident Compensation Claims must be made within three years of the date of any accident or injury. This is important as sometimes service personnel are informed they cannot make an Injury Compensation Claim until they actually leave the Armed Forces – resulting in loss of valuable time.that’s important, because if you don’t start your conversation claim within that three year period, you could lose your right to claim the compensation you deserve entirely.
However, if the injured person is unable, due to mental incapacity, to manage their own affairs, the three-year limitation may not apply.
Quite apart from the chance of losing your right to claim if you don’t act quickly, our team strongly recommend you get expert legal advice as soon as possible after any accident, while the incident and any subsequent information about your medical treatment of injuries is fresh in your mind . Our solicitors also recommend that you keep notes about the circumstances of your injury as soon as possible after the accident and make a diary of events.
How our Military Accident solicitors can help
- FREE phone advice. Call FREEPHONE 0800 1404544 now
- A FREE initial consultation
- No win no win no fee representation – so you don’t have to worry about your legal bill
- Our lawyers will investigate and collect evidence to build your claim
- We will keep you up-to-date with developments throughout the case
- We will negotiate the best possible compensation package for you
Military Accident Claim Funding
Our Accident Claim Solicitors operate various funding schemes for accident compensation claims :
- We are approved by most Legal Expenses Insurers who will pay your legal costs
- Our military accident Solicitors offer ‘no win no fee schemes’
- You get to keep your compensation. Our fees are paid by the Defendants when you win
- We offer a free initial interview to discover if you have a Military Accident Compensation Claim, and if the level of likely compensation – without having to pay a lawyer
Who should I claim against?
Your claim may be against the MoD or a third party, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
Home and hospital visits available
Hospital/home visits are available for seriously injured clients.