Defective Equipment Claims | Military Injury Compensation | Irwin Mitchell

Our expert military injury lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

When serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, it is expected that as part of your job, you are often required to handle a vast amount of heavy and sometimes dangerous equipment. This can range from personal protective equipment such as armour and weapons, to specialist kit and vehicles. Much of this equipment is highly technical and involves extensive training for military personnel to ensure that every possible safety measure is considered.

However, there are cases when equipment is provided that is either unfit for purpose, or a lack of equipment available when you need it, which can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. In such cases, our military claims experts may be able to help you make a claim.

Our Experience In Defective Equipment Claims

We could help you if you have suffered an injury, or lost someone close to you, because of faulty, defective or a lack of military equipment.

We help many ex-servicemen and women, or those currently serving in the Armed Forces, to claim compensation for injuries suffered as a result of being issued with faulty or defective equipment.

We have previously gained compensation for military personnel who were issued with the following pieces of defective equipment:

  • Combat body armour
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Land vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Ladders
  • Heavy machinery
  • Ear defenders
  • Diving equipment
  • Parachutes

As experts in military injury compensation, we have the experience and knowledge to get the best outcome for you. Four of our solicitors are ex-service men and women, who have an excellent record of establishing equipment was defective and that the defect caused the injuries or death.

We are renowned experts in defective equipment claims and take every positive action necessary to make a difference.

Contact Us For Expert Advice Today

Our military solicitors have over 25 years of experience in armed forces claims. The team is available at our offices in Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Cambridge and Southampton, and can even visit you at home.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to faulty or defective equipment being used in the military, call us on 0800 022 33210800 022 3321 or contact us online and we will get back to you.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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Andrew Buckham

"I have witnessed the dedication, courage and sacrifice shown by our service personnel first hand, and it spurs me on to defend their rights tirelessly."

Associate solicitor Andrew Buckham, former Major in the Army Legal Services