If you are a member of the Armed Forces and you have suffered an injury in the past 3 years, that was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you could be entitled to compensation. To find out if your armed forces injury claim qualifies for compensation, you should first visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where a simple 30-second test will assess if you have a valid claim.
Accident Advice Helpline’s website also has a handy compensation calculator that allows you to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to claim. That way, you can make an informed decision, if the next step is worth your while.
You’re surrounded by highly trained experts – what could possibly go wrong?
It is tempting to think an organisation like the Armed Forces, highly trained, highly skilled, is immune to accidents and work related injuries. However, there is always the human factor to be considered; not everybody is as diligent as they should be in carrying out their duty.
Weapons or equipment that should have been checked on a regular basis may have developed a fault which remained unreported; food supplies may have been kept in inadequate conditions and were unfit for human consumption. New safety equipment meant to protect Armed Forces members may be of inferior quality because somebody wanted to save money and didn’t consider the consequences.
The result is invariably the same; a person will get hurt through no fault of their own. In the case of Armed Forces personnel, such negligence or human error can have terrible, even fatal consequences, given the nature of their duties.
Making an armed forces injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline was established in the year 2000, to help people win justice and compensation for injuries that were caused through somebody else’s negligence. When you get in touch, you can chat to one of our advisers about your claim and avail of our free initial advice. Alternatively, you can ask that one of our expert solicitors is allocated to your case. They will deal with all the paperwork, so you won’t have to fill out any long forms.
Most cases can be dealt with over the telephone and you probably won’t have to attend a court hearing either. Your solicitor may arrange for another doctor’s appointment, so you will have an independent medical assessment supporting your Armed Forces injury claim.
Maximum compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
When you are ready to move forward, your solicitor will ask you for all sorts of details, such as how the accident happened, the nature of your injuries and the contact details of all people involved in your Armed Forces injury claim. That way, they can put forward a solid case on your behalf, and help you to win the maximum compensation you deserve.
To chat to one of our advisers, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 2nd May 2013