Specialist Unit Personnel 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*.

Serving in a specialist unit requires a great level of skill and is highly respected within Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The work undertaken can be extremely dangerous and it is generally accepted that sometimes, accidents will occur.

However, the MoD has a responsibility to make sure that every precaution is taken so you can do your job safely. Whilst this is usually the case, oversights can happen which lead to serious injuries and even fatalities.

Our Experience In Claims For Specialist Unit Personnel

We have been assisting specialist unit personnel or personnel working with such units for over 20 years, in cases both at home and abroad.

By the nature of their roles, our former clients cannot be identified, but we have helped many specialist unit personnel after being injured in accidents such as:

  • Air crashes
  • Parachuting
  • Diving
  • Abseiling
  • Sea craft operators
  • Defective ammunition and field equipment

Recent cases we have worked on have involved injuries that have taken place during training at home and in the US, as well as on deployment in Africa, Oman, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Recent Cases

We have helped many specialist unit personnel to successfully claim for compensation after being injured on duty. Examples of our recent cases include:

  • Client A – received £1.2m after being injured in an aviation crash overseas with complex issues concerning the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)
  • Client B – received £1m after a vehicle rollover, with the difficult issue of late onset of symptoms
  • Client C – family received £720k after loved one died in an air accident
  • Client D – received £4.7m including rehabilitation and care after catastrophic injury whilst serving overseas
  • Client E – received £1.2m after training accident lead to trauma and extensive injuries

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Our military injury team includes former servicemen and women, who have a great deal of knowledge of claiming for injuries whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

We also understand the level of quantifying losses you face when injured in service. The loss of commission, extension of service, differing promotions in Specialist Unit and home regiment and specialist pay are all factors we consider when claiming for your injury.

Contact Us To Discuss A Claim For Compensation

If you or a loved one was injured whilst serving in a specialist unit, you may be able to claim compensation for any loss of earnings and any pain and suffering caused.

Call our team on 0800 022 3321 to discuss your case 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