Military Accident Claims

The employees of the Ministry of Defence have the same employment rights as those working in any other type of workplace. For this reason, if an employee of the MOD has suffered injuries due to no fault, he/she may be entitled to make a compensation claim.

In order to make a successful military accident claim, it is important that you suffered injuries after May 1987. This is because the Crowns Proceedings Act did not allow compensation claims to be made for accidents that took place before that time. A number of service personnel who were exposed to asbestos prior to 1987 have been affected by this act because they have been unable to make a compensation claim for their losses.

Employees of the MOD include Navy, RAF personnel, Army and civilians who are employed by the MOD. Many armed forces personnel have been successful in making military accident claims in the past ten years. They have been able to claim for compensation whether they suffered injuries during training, due to someone else’s negligence or whilst they were off duty. It is even possible to claim for compensation whilst being employed by the MOD.

Unlike other types of work environments, armed forces members are regularly exposed to dangerous situations and environments, but by having strict safety measures in place, most of these accidents and injuries are avoidable.

Military accidents can result in traumatic and catastrophic injuries. But, there are still many service personnel who fail to make a compensation claim. They think that it is not possible to claim compensation for minor injuries. Whether you have suffered minor injuries or serious injuries, if the accident was not your fault, you have the right to make a military accident claim.

Our expert solicitors can help you with all types of military accident claims. Some of the major types of military accident claims that our solicitors have successfully handled include:

  • illnesses and diseases contracted at the workplace
  • military accidents
  • injuries on training exercises
  • inadequate training
  • accidents on manoeuvres
  • hearing loss
  • faulty kits and weapons
  • aviation/helicopter accidents
  • road traffic accidents
  • sporting injuries
  • medical negligence

Our nationwide network of military accident solicitors has helped thousands of service personnel claim compensation throughout the UK. We work on a genuine No Win No Fee basis and also ensure that our clients recover maximum compensation for their damages. If your military accident took place within the last three years, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following:

  • pain and suffering
  • damage to property
  • loss of earnings
  • loss of military career
  • other financial expenses

For legal advice and assistance with your military accident claim, contact our solicitors today. Simply fill out our quick online claim form and we will call you back.