Armed forces claims

If you have been injured or had an illness caused by negligence whilst working for the armed forces, you can make a claim against your employer or any third party at fault.  Our experienced personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of handling a variety of claims for personnel in the armed forces (Navy, RAF, MOD, Army).  You can make a claim even if you are still in the armed forces.

Types of claims include:

  • Accidents at work
  • Injuries in road traffic accidents
  • Medical negligence by medical officers and hospitals
  • Assaults on military personnel
  • Claims for military dependants

Whether your injury was sustained whilst you were serving at home or abroad, on or off-duty, a claim for compensation may be made.   We can give you a realistic assessment of your case from the outset and practical guidance on how to proceed.

Examples of those we've helped in the armed forces include:

Slipping on a tank - Failure to maintain the surface of a tank which led to a soldier slipping and sustaining a back injury.

Medical negligence - Preventing a soldier from attending a doctors appointment for treatment of a condition, which led to him becoming blind.

Faulty equipment - The failure of a soldier's holding equipment which led to serious head and eye injuries.

Falling from a helicopter  - a soldier fell from a helicopter and sustained a serious head injury, which led to him being medically discharged.  Compensation was recovered for the full loss of earnings, pension, the cost of care and rehabilitation, and a move to more suitable accommodation.

Case study

Mr H was a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery. Whilst undertaking a training exercise in 2012, he sustained injuries to his knee which resulted in him eventually requiring an above knee amputation. Initially, liability for Mr H’s claim was denied. However, the claim progressed through the court progress and before being determined at a trial liability was admitted. The case subsequently continued with reports being obtained to assess Mr H's equipment, accommodation and care needs and his claim was eventually resolved in March 2017. The case settled in excess of £4 million.

Mr H said “Rhiannon Daniel and her team worked tirelessly in gathering all the required reports and documents to help me in my situation, even though at times I thought there would be no resolve I was measured by all that it was the right thing to do, I’m glad I listened. Now, thanks to the hard work that Rhiannon and her team put in, I can now get surgery on my leg, which is not currently available within the UK, and after a successful operation and rehabilitation, it will help improve my quality of life and having two young children to chase after, it should put in a good place to try and keep up!"

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Our personal injury lawyers can pursue compensation for you on a 'no win no fee' basis.

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Meet the team

Clare Carter
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426936
07500 935 695
Personal Injury
John Hall
Partner & Head of Occupational Disease
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0526
07881 343953
Personal Injury
Tom Hartigan
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426969
07917 272 373
Personal Injury
Gavin Lane
Partner & Head of Personal Injury Group
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0535
07884 184 681
Personal Injury
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426923
07879 448 632
Personal Injury
Frances Gillett
Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426956
Personal Injury
Sarah Mills
Consultant
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8032 0405
07801 577120
Personal Injury
Laura Rowe
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0537
Personal Injury
James Gleisner
Chartered Legal Executive
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0465
Personal Injury
Katherine Knapman
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426925
07881 343 962
Personal Injury
Adele Martin
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426975
Personal Injury
Alison Hutchings
Medical Records Nurse Assessor
Personal Injury
Southampton
+44 (0) 23 8082 0474
Personal Injury
Joan Ferrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820541
Personal Injury
Amy Gregory
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0538
Personal Injury
Anna Hagan
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426918
Personal Injury
Lorraine Morrissey
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Claire Parrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426987
Personal Injury
Tanya Reeves
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339031
Personal Injury
Eleanor Churchill
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820521
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