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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Armed Forces personnel injury advice


    There is obviously a great deal of scope for accidental injury while working as a member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and while you accept the risks as part of the job, you may also need to consider Armed Forces personnel injury advice.

    When you enter into any branch of the Armed Forces, you accept that in the line of work you may be seriously injured or even killed.

    However this does not mean that you should accept all accidental injury as simply part of the job, especially if it could have been prevented. At Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in assessing and successfully pursuing accident compensation claims, including those relating to the Armed Forces.

    If you are considering Armed Forces personnel injury advice, you may want to consider calling our free, 24-hour helpline where our friendly trained advisers will be happy to listen and help.

    Injuries in the line of duty

    As stated above, many injuries – if incurred in training, in combat or while otherwise discharging duties that are known to be hazardous – must be accepted as part of the job. However, every member of your unit needs to work together as a team, doing their job correctly to ensure the safety of everyone else.

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    If you feel that your injury was directly caused by the negligence of another member of your unit, especially if that person was a superior officer expected to take responsibility for their decisions and the orders which they have issued, then you may have grounds for compensation.

    Similarly, if you were issued with faulty equipment which led to an injury, despite you scrupulously following instructions and correct procedure, then you may also want to consider making a compensation claim.

    How to claim

    A claim for compensation can be made if you can prove that your injury was due to the negligence of a third party. Obviously, this does not apply to the actions of the enemy when you are under fire as in this situation they are deliberately trying to injure you under the rules of war. Nor can you necessarily make a claim against your superiors if you are ordered into a situation that then goes badly.

    To receive Armed Forces personnel injury advice following your accident, you may want to call Accident Advice Helpline on our free helpline number, 0800 689 0500.

    Calls from a mobile phone to 0333 500 0993 will be charged at standard rates, or you can simply text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our trained advisers will call you back as soon as possible.

    What happens next?

    If our advisers think that you have a valid claim for compensation as a result of your Armed Forces personnel injury, then they will give you the option of contacting one of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on a strict no win, no fee basis.

    This means that they will always do their very best to secure you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to, and also that Accident Advice Helpline only take on claims that we think have a good chance of being successful.

    Date Published: July 10, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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