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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: Medical negligence


    Accidents at work while in the military are not uncommon. The armed forces are required to undertake a myriad of duties, many of which are high risk and some fatal.

    Whether you have sustained injuries while working for the armed forces in action, injuries performing tasks on machinery, or injuries from a road related accident while on duty, if you required medical attention for the harm you suffered, it is possible that you will be able to claim personal injury compensation.

    What’s more, whether you were assisted by the NHS or the MOD medical professional, if your treatment wasn’t up to scratch, you could have a case for medical negligence.

    Can I claim for medical negligence?

    Medical negligence, sometimes referred to as clinical negligence, is a condition under personal injury compensation that enables members of the armed forces, or retired servicemen, to receive the compensation they are entitled to for any harm suffered due to inadequate medical attention.

    Depending on the type of military accident you experienced and the injury this caused, there are time limits for claiming personal injury compensation.

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    As with all other personal injury claims, it is important to show that you were not accountable for the injury you incurred. Witness accounts can also be vital to your case, so be sure to take the details of anyone who is willing to give a factual account of the incident.

    How to make a claim for military medical negligence

    Legal firm, Accident Advice Helpline, have 13 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, including medical negligence.

    Rather than attempt to fight your case alone, using a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that you have an experienced team fighting your claim, taking the stress out of the legal process.

    If you are unsure of whether you qualify, Accident Advice Helpline will look at the basics of your accident at work, assess the details, and help you determine the best options for proceeding with your case.

    With over an extensive legal team, Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that your medical negligence case is delegated to an appropriate personal injury solicitor.

    Fighting your corner with a wealth of specialised knowledge, you can recuperate from your military accident safe in the knowledge that your case is in expert hands.

    What’s more, Accident Advice Helpline work on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: December 14, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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