Accidents at Work in the Military
There are certain jobs where, upon entering, we understand that there is a higher risk: the Police Force, the Fire Brigade and of course the Military.
There is no doubting the fact that joining and serving in the military to defend one’s county is one of the bravest and most noble jobs a person could do. However there is also no doubting the fact that such a role comes with a risk.
The fact is that even in times of peace, the various jobs it is possible to do as part of the Army, Navy and RAF do come with an element of danger, and to many it is this element, in addition to the honour which is attached to serving our country which form part of its’ appeal.
There is a difference however between knowing and accepting the risk and having your life risked by poor planning, poor equipment or dangerous circumstances. The role of the Ministry of Defence is the same as any other employer – whereby they have a duty of care unto their employees – and if the duty has been breached then the injured personnel or their family has the right to seek a compensation claim in Sticklepath.
Different Types of Military Injury
Although it is very difficult to discuss the many injuries which could befall anyone doing such a dangerous job, those injuries might include (but not be limited to):
• Broken Bones
• Skin Lacerations
• Head injuries
• Vision injury
• Permanent Disability
Such injuries could be caused in a variety of settings, from accidents during training, exercises and manoeuvres or the fault of broken or faulty equipment during active service on the frontline.
Compensation Claim in Sticklepath for Military Injuries
An injury in any type of working environment could leave the injured party needing extensive treatment, time away from work to recover and recuperate and even a complete change of circumstances to cope with lesser abilities.
As has already been discussed, the MOD are the same as any employer in that they have a duty of care to anyone working for them. This duty of care involves taking any and all care to ensure that the personnel are safe as they go about their duties, have functional equipment and that all necessary steps are taken to safeguard them as they go about their duties.
Therefore, just as the law protects those “normal” employees who have been injured at work due to a lack of care by their employee by offering compensation claim in Sticklepath, such compensation is also available to military personnel who have been injured in the line of duty.
Making your Claim
Making a claim on behalf of yourself or a family member can seem daunting, however Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in seeking compensation claim in Sticklepath. We’ve been established for over 14 years and are proud to count television personality Esther Rantzen as our patron. Whatever the nature of your injuries, we can help with your compensation claim in Sticklepath.
Date Published: 15th August 2013
Author: David Brown