During your tenure in the armed forces, it may be difficult to determine exactly the kind of accidents at work that you can claim for. It is possible that during your service, you may be involved in an aviation accident which may not have been your fault. Aviation accidents are a long and complex process and may involve multiple defendants.
How can this happen?
Aviation accidents can be caused by a number of factors including poor weather conditions, faulty equipment and pilot error. Hazardous weather conditions can be catastrophic for a military aircraft and the results can be fatal. Faulty equipment is a major contributing factor to aviation collisions. There is a plethora of electronic equipment contained within a military aircraft and its failure can be hazardous, particularly the navigation systems and the engines. Pilot error is perhaps the single biggest cause of aviation accidents in the military.
Can I make a claim against the Ministry of Defence for aviation accidents?
Since 1987, when the Crown Proceedings Act removed the “Crown Immunity,” members of the armed forces have been able to make claims for personal action against the Ministry of Defence. To process your claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we recognise the enormous courage and sacrifice of serving British men and women. Each day, British men and women selflessly risk their lives around the world in order to ensure the safety of others. That’s why we aim to ensure that all members of the armed forces, who have suffered an accident that wasn’t their fault, receive proper financial support for medical care.
If you are a member of the armed forces and you’ve been involved in an aviation collision within the last 3 years, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have an extensive legal team across the UK specialising in all areas of personal injury law. With over 13 years experience in providing compensation, you can be guaranteed of an efficient, professional, and friendly service. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: December 11, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Military accident claims