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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

    Military Accidents: Driving a Tank


    Driving a tank is a dangerous occupation, not only while in action in war-torn regions, but also whilst practising during peace time.

    Military accidents involving tanks

    Accidents involving tanks can have a variety of different causes, from driver error to mechanical failure and anything in between. Injuries from a tank accident can range from cuts, bruises or broken bones to burns or asphyxiation. The severity of such injuries suffered on duty differs depending on circumstances and can potentially be severe – if not fatal. In any case, those injured by accident without fault of their own may qualify for military injury compensation.

    Claiming military accident compensation

    To claim for compensation, the injured party must be able to prove that the incident leading to their personal injury was someone else’s fault. Proof of the injury and its extent, as well as documentation of medical assistance (treatments, medications and so on) must also be made available. In addition, statements and contact details of potential witnesses, attending military or other police officers, paramedics and so on may also be required. What’s more, the injury claimed for must have been suffered within no more than three years prior to making a claim.

    Initiating military or work injury claims

    If you were injured during a tank-related accident, you can determine claim eligibility by completing the 30-second test on the official website of Accident Advice Helpline, or by calling the free phone number provided and speaking confidentially to one of the company’s friendly advisors. This number is available 24/7 and calling it will not place you under any obligation to subsequently pursue a claim.

    What happens next

    Should you indeed qualify for a claim, you will then be provided with a legal professional with plenty of experience in dealing with military compensation claims. This professional will conduct most of the claim procedure by speaking to you and other parties involved on the telephone.

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    The cost involved

    All services provided will be charged for on a no win no fee* basis. This means any costs incurred during the process of filing and settling a claim will be deducted as a percentage of the awarded compensation at the end of the process. This obviously makes claiming for military or work-related injury compensation much less stressful, as there is no worry about how to fund proceedings.

    Date Published: January 5, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.