Highly sophisticated, military helicopters are typically well-maintained and both pilots and passengers are usually well-trained. Occasionally however, accidents can and do happen and injuries by helicopter accident can be severe, if not fatal.
Helicopter accidents in the military
Often used to transport troops, military helicopters can carry substantial numbers of passengers. Should an accident occur, the risk of multiple individuals being injured is substantial. Injuries in action can consist of broken limbs, serious back or head injuries, burns of varying degrees and/or loss of limbs. Potentially fatal, many of these injuries at work carry a risk of life-long disability.
While military helicopters are continually checked to ensure they are in proper working order, mechanical failure is as often, if not more so, responsible for helicopter related accidents as pilot error. Whereas some of the accidents in the air are caused by birds or other air crafts. In any case, if you were injured by flight accident without fault of your own, you may be entitled to military injury compensation.
Military work injury compensation
If you suffered an accidental injury of this type in the last three years, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to establish your claim eligibility. Calls are free, confidential and free of any obligation to ultimately initiate a claim. Experienced and very helpful, the advisers manning the helpline will ask you a selection of questions concerning the incident (who, what, when, where and how); your injury and how it has affected you; whether there were witnesses; and other case specific questions.
Making your compensation claim
Having established that you are eligible to claim, Accident Advice Helpline will then offer you legal assistance. The professional assigned to your case will be selected in accordance with his or her experience in dealing with military and helicopter related injuries. Working under a conditional fee agreement (costs will be taken out of the compensation awarded at the end of the case), your legal adviser will deal with most processes involved in claiming for compensation via the telephone. In many cases, they are even able to avoid claimants having to attend court.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline offers legal assistance to the public for all types of personal injury claims, they provide advice and guidance of the highest quality, resulting in claims being settled as quickly and effectively as possible at all times.
Date Published: January 5, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Military accident claims