If you are a young person or the parent of a child in the Air Cadets then you may want to make an Air Cadets accident claim if an injury has affected you or your family’s daily life. Being involved in the Air Cadets is exciting and fulfilling for those aged between 13 and 18 but there are possible dangers if appropriate health and safety measures are not adhered to. Accident Advice Helpline is here if any of your injuries were the fault of a third party. We can secure a compensation package for you that will enable you to recover the costs of the injury and pay any medical costs incurred. Call our free 24-hour helpline today to see how we can help.
Duty of care
Air Cadets partake in a huge variety of activities including target shooting, gliding, sports, adventure training and flying. These activities are not usually dangerous but accidents can happen if a third party was negligent in some way. For example, you may have used equipment that was faulty or suffered a trip or fall due to a faulty structure. RAF supervisors and members have a duty of care to protect individuals and there should be a greater emphasis on health and safety when teenagers and young people are involved. If you think that someone breached these measures or failed in a duty of care then we can make a no win, no fee* claim on your behalf. Medical staff must have treated you and the accident must have taken place within the last three years.
Health and safety
All adult volunteers and uniformed staff in the Air Cadets are encouraged to complete health and safety training. This should minimise the risk of injuries and serious accidents. However, breaches in these procedures can result in fatal or debilitating injuries. The most serious accidents usually involve flying and gliding, though they remain incredibly rare. All pilots are assessed to ensure that they are fit to fly aircraft but mistakes can happen. If you believe a pilot should not have been flying, either because of a medical condition or other impediment, then the MoD may be liable if you or your child were seriously injured.
Injuries in the Air Cadets can be the result of a range of factors. If someone else was to blame then you have the right to make a claim against a person or organisation for compensation. A personal injury claim could help your family to come to terms with a devastating injury to a young person. It will help you to pay private medical bills, which can be costly in the long term, and bring a sense of closure following the accident. We only need details about the accident and information relating to witness accounts in order to prove the negligence of a third party.
We operate a free 24-hour helpline for all of your queries. If you call 0800 689 0500 you can talk to a helpful adviser who will confirm whether you are able to make a claim and match you with an expert personal injury solicitor specialised in Air Cadet accidents and injuries.
Date Published: November 3, 2014
Author: David Brown