Injuries, accidents and 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 team has a proven track record of handling a variety of claims for personnel in the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, RAF, MOD Civilians).

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 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 lead 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 lead 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.


Andrew Mercer
Partner & Head of Family Team
01722 426954
07880 703 500
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury

Chartered Legal Executives

Jenny Shucksmith
Chartered Legal Executive
Private Client
01722 426973
Private Client


Adele Martin
Personal Injury
01722 426975
Personal Injury