Serving in the armed forces is, by its very nature, a dangerous job and it's generally accepted that accidents and injuries will happen in the line of duty. However, you have a right to expect that your safety will be protected when not in a direct combat situation and that you'll have suitable training and equipment to carry out your duties properly when in combat.
If you've been injured, or if a loved one has died, because of a military accident where safety measures have not been followed, then our solicitors could help you claim military injury compensation.
A number of the solicitors in our military injury team are former service personnel, giving us specialised insight into dealing with the MoD, as well as the concerns many members of the armed forces have when making a military accident claim.
In particular, we understand the extent to which armed forces personnel rely on service benefits and earnings. We'll seek a compensation settlement that takes your medical costs into account, and also considers:
Pension contributions or resettlement grant
Specialist pay and allowances
Service benefits, including loss of subsidised quarters and Learning Credits.
We've helped hundreds of injured personnel from all parts of the armed forces claim compensation. Our lawyers could help you to make a civil claim or to claim through the
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
Making a claim against the MoD can be a daunting prospect, so it helps to have the experts on your side. There are strict rules preventing discrimination against service personnel who make compensation claims and any settlement comes out of a separate budget, rather than affecting your unit.
We also have experience of supporting members of the intelligence community and security services in a variety of circumstances. This includes representing them in regards to incidents while on and off duty in the UK or abroad.
We understand the sensitive issues commonly faced by members of these organisations when making a claim, including:
Loss of pay and benefits
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If you’ve been injured in an accident while serving in any capacity in the Army, Navy, RAF or Special Forces you may be able to claim compensation. You could also claim if you were injured while serving in the Army Reserve (formerly the Territorial Army), Navy Reserve or RAF Reserve.
If you have any questions or would like to begin a claim for military accident compensation, call us today on
0800 022 3321 for a free initial consultation, or contact us online and we'll get back to you.
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