Military Air Accident 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 generally accepted that at one time or another, you will need to travel by air.

It is essential that the proper safety measures are taken by the MoD to protect you in the air. Whilst there are many successful operations in the air, accidents can happen that result in serious injuries and even fatalities for servicemen and women due to these measures being overlooked.

What We Do

Our team of military injury solicitors help many servicemen and women to claim compensation for aviation accidents they have been involved in.

Military claims expert Geraldine McCool has specialised in these claims since acting for passengers in the 1994 Chinook Kintyre Crash and leads a legal team that features former military personnel, giving us a genuine insight and knowledge of the issues you will face when claiming against the MoD.

Case Experience

We have successfully represented former and current military personnel serving in the Royal Air Force and Army Air Corps in various aviation cases. Some of these include:

  • AAC Squirrel Helicopter hitting power lines (2008) – West Country UK
  • Three Pumas down (2007) – two of which were in Iraq
  • Nimrod and Hawk crashes and Harrier Ejector Seat case
  • Sea Knight – Kuwait (2003)
  • AAC Lynx Engine off Landing Middle Wallop

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Our has the experience and in-depth knowledge of the MoD to help you with your claim. Aviation claims require military injury specialists, with our team being experts in:

  • Analysing Boards of Inquiry and Service Inquiries
  • Representing clients with Regulation 18 Interviews
  • Attending Military Inquests to represent families who have lost a loved one in an air accident
  • Examining the actions of handling pilots, looking beyond this to issues of training, flight authorisation and Crew Resource Management
  • Reviewing potential defects on the aircraft such as component failures which involve Defence Contractors, potentially abroad

We also act for passengers who were injured in the back of an aircraft and accidents involving parachutes, as well as numerous cases involving specialist unit personnel in various locations around the world.

Contact Us To Discuss An Aviation Compensation Claim

If you would like to discuss making a claim for an injury you have suffered after a military air accident, please call 0800 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