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.
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. Most injured parties only have 3 years within which to bring a personal injury claim, either from the date of injury or from the date of knowledge, whether you are still serving or not.
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.