Military accidents: Road accidents

During your term in the armed forces, it may be difficult to determine exactly the kind of the accidents you can claim for.  It is possible that during your service, you may be involved in road accidents which may not have been your fault.

How do road accidents occur during military service?

Road accidents are common, and will be during your service in the armed forces. You may have been involved in a road traffic collision yourself, or heard of someone else who has been. Accidents can happen on and off duty, and the circumstances will dictate whether or not you are eligible for compensation.

If you are the victim of road accidents in the UK which result in an injury, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation against the party at fault, in much the same way a member of the public can, regardless of whether the party at fault was a member of the public or a fellow member of the armed forces.

If you have an accident abroad with a member of the public, then you may need to consult a solicitor in that country. If, however, the accident happens whilst you are on duty, and the responsible party is a member of the armed forces, then it is also possible to make a claim through a UK law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. The only exception to this rule is where the collision takes place during conflict. In these circumstances, you may need to make a claim through the no fault Armed Forces Compensation scheme if your accident occurred after the 6th of April 2005.

Claiming for road traffic accidents compensation

Accident Advice Helpline understands the monumental and courageous sacrifice of members of Britain’s armed forces, and we are dedicated to helping members of the armed forces receive adequate financial support to pay for medical care.

If you have been injured as the result of a road traffic accident while on duty within the last 3 years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 13 years experience in providing compensation advice. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more – a friendly and professional adviser is waiting to take your call.

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