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    Military accidents: Misuse of explosives


    Military accidents: Misuse of explosives

    Members of the armed forces face particularly dangerous conditions of work. Accidents at work while in combat can be particularly severe due to the nature of the work expected of members of the service.

    Types of accidents

    While work-related accidents occur in all industries, military workers are exposed to hazardous duties that pose a larger risk of severe injury at work. These injuries include, but are not limited to:

    • Harm from misuse of explosives
    • Wounds from gunshot
    • Damage from vehicle collisions
    • Back problems caused from combat
    • Various military training accidents
    • Brain damage
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    Can I claim for my military accident involving misuse of explosives?

    When involved in a military-related accident, if you have suffered harm that you are not accountable for, it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation for the injury you have incurred.

    As with all personal injury claims, there are time limits surrounding case eligibility, however, if you are able to prove that you were not accountable for the injury you sustained, it is likely that you have a valid claim.

    The nature of military roles require strenuous and dangerous tasks to be completed each day, as standard. If the accident you experienced occurred because of a work-related task, then it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation.

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    How can I process my claim with regards to misuse of explosives?

    Military accidents can be both physically and emotionally exhausting. It is not advisable to fight a legal case following your accident without help from a law firm.

    Accident Advice Helpline has 13 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, including cases surrounding military incidents.

    With an extensive legal team on hand to fight individual cases, Accident Advice Helpline can ensure that your case will be in the most suitable hands.

    It is also reassuring to know that your case will be processed on a no win, no fee* basis.

    If you would like to check your eligibility to claim, take a look online today at Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test. This compensation calculator is able to calculate whether your case is likely to be successful, and suggest whether it is recommended to pursue your claim.

    Following this, speak with Accident Advice Helpline’s dedicated 24/7 team on 0800 689 0500, who will assess the basics of your military accident and get the ball rolling.

    Date Published: December 14, 2013

    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.