Military Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of military accidents and injuries claim the compensation they deserve
Military Accident & Injury Claims
Everyone who joins the armed forces is aware of the risks of the job. Accidents and injuries happen regularly, but you have the right to expect that your employer responsibly manages these risks to minimise the danger of you being harmed.
If you have had an accident or your loved one has been killed, and you believe it is due to negligence, The Compensation Experts may be able to help. We strongly believe that if you put your life on the line, then you need someone to have your back when your employer has let you down, so we work with expert personal injury solicitors who understand the process of a successful compensation claim for a military injury.
What is a Military Compensation Claim?
It doesn’t matter if you have been discharged from your military post or you are still a serving member, you may be able to make a claim for compensation if you have received an injury in a way which you believe was negligent. The Ministry of Defence must follow the same Health and Safety at work legislation as any other employer. They also have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure you are as safe at work as possible.
You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you believe your injury was caused by:
- Insufficient training before carrying out duties in the field.
- Improper supervision, including training recruits.
- Inadequate or faulty weapons and equipment.
- Lack of adequate protective clothing.
Although many roles in the military are inherently dangerous, the MoD should still carry out appropriate risk assessments to ensure they protect every member of staff from reasonably foreseeable danger.
The MoD can claim combat immunity if the injury happened in conflict with an enemy, and we can advise you on the best course of action if that was the case. However, if your injury was not combat-related but sustained in another way, perhaps due to having insufficient training in handling hazardous chemicals, we may be able to help.
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)
Where a private personal injury claim requires the claimant to prove the other party was at fault, that is not the case with military compensation applications. You do not need to show responsibility when claiming compensation for the illness or injury behind a military claim.
Making a Military Compensation Claim
Claiming compensation from an organisation as large as the MoD may feel daunting, but you do not need to be concerned. The Compensation Experts and your solicitor will be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and advocating your rights to ensure you receive fair payment for your injury.
We can help if you were injured in training or on the base, if you have fallen ill due to exposure to a hazardous substance, or if faulty or damaged equipment causes you harm.
At The Compensation Experts, we will do our utmost to make the claim process as swift and straightforward as possible. Get in touch today and ask how we can help you.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more