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.