If you’ve suffered an injury or illness in the course of military service, our solicitors could help you make a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).
What Is The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) was set up by the government to provide compensation to military personnel injured on or after 6 April 2005. Managed by Veterans UK, it uses a tariff system to award set payments for injuries caused by service.
Unlike a civil personal injury claim, seeking compensation through the AFCS means there’s no need to prove blame.
Who Can Make An AFCS Claim?
You could claim through the AFCS regardless of whether you’re still serving, or a veteran. This applies not only to regular forces, but also to reservists or members of the Special Forces.
You may be able to make a claim if you’ve sustained an injury in the course of military service, including while:
Participating in service approved sports
Exercising to maintain military fitness.
In certain circumstances you may be able to seek compensation through the AFCS as well as making a separate civil personal injury claim. Our lawyers can discuss this with you in a
free initial consultation.
What Are The Time Limits For Making An AFCS Claim?
The AFCS covers injuries caused by service on or after 6 April 2005. The time limit for claiming through the AFCS is seven years from when you sustained your injury.
If you’re making a mental health claim (including PTSD) you can make a claim within seven years of first seeking medical help for your condition.
Why Choose Us?
Making a claim through the AFCS can be a difficult and slow moving process, and the results of your claim are dependent upon the evidence provided. The AFCS is a complicated and technical scheme, and relying on Veterans UK to process your compensation claim without seeking legal advice might mean you receive a lower award.
We could advise you on:
Making a new claim through the AFCS
Challenging an award if we believe you’ve not received the correct tariff
Challenging a decision to reject your claim on the grounds of eligibility.
We may be able to handle your AFCS claim on a no win no fee basis. This means you pay nothing upfront and there is no cost to you if your claim is unsuccessful.
We have a dedicated team of military specialists including former service personnel. Our expert lawyers have an in depth knowledge of the AFCS, with a proven track record of claiming through it.
For a free initial consultation about your Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claim, please call us on
0800 022 3321 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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