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We offer a free consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your military accident injury claim, and to help you understand whether or not you have a case. Call our No Win, No Fee Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or claim online.
Our team of Personal Injury Solicitors includes experts in claiming compensation for Armed Forces Personnel injured in military accidents. We have considerable experience of claiming compensation against the MoD and other organisations for accidents suffered by military personnel including serving members of the RAF, Army, Navy & Reserve Forces, as well as for retired military personnel and family members.
Whether the consequences of a military accident are inconvenient or catastrophic, Slater and Gordon provides the prompt, responsive and sympathetic service you need to obtain your compensation as speedily and successfully as possible. We have helped clients bring claims for injuries caused through defective equipment, military training accidents and road traffic accidents.
Inquests for Military Personnel
We can represent families at Inquests to help them understand the circumstances surrounding the details of their loved ones. Recently Slater and Gordon Lawyer Adam Wilson represented families at a week-long inquest into the events surrounding the death of four soldiers who were killed in a Snatch Land Rover in Afghanistan.
There are various circumstances in which military personnel can bring a claim for compensation as a result of a military accident or injury:
Since 1987 the Crown Proceedings (Armed Force) Act 1987, has allowed military personnel to claim for personal injury sustained during service if the MoD failed in their legal ‘duty of care’ or health and safety duties.
Injuries sustained during an active operation or ongoing combat cannot be claimed for because they are covered by ‘combat immunity’. However these situations are not always clear cut and examination of the circumstances should always be considered.
A strict time limit of 3 years after an accident applies to most claims for compensation. You should ask for legal advice as soon as possible after an accident or becoming aware of health problems resulting from your military service. Evidence from witnesses and documentary evidence is much easier to find sooner rather than later after an event. Anyone under 18 at the time of an accident has until their 21st birthday to make their claim.
We have over 80 years of experience claiming compensation for accidents ranging from life-changing brain, head and spinal injuries, limb loss and fatal accidents to minor sprains and fractures. We are able to help with ensuring you will receive the necessary treatment and rehabilitation as well as claiming compensation for your injuries. The cost of any future assistance and care for those with severe injuries can also be claimed.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).