Injuries caused by military accidents are pretty much the same as injuries caused in many other types of accidents, and could easily include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Impaired or loss of sight, or hearing
The list of injuries caused by military accidents is endless, and some of them can mean the end of the victim’s career. Some of them can even be fatal.
Whatever your injuries are, if someone else was to blame for the accident they were caused in, you may be entitled to compensation.
Who is to blame for injuries caused by military accidents?
Some of the injuries caused by military accidents are because the correct health and safety measures are not in place. Although our armed forces are better than most employers in this respect, they have the same legal duty to protect your well-being, and not to let you be injured in an accident that could have been avoided.
However, there are times that accidents like this take place, and then your claim would be made against whichever force you are a member of.
If you were out on the roads as part of your duties, and were injured in a road traffic accident, it would depend who was to blame for the accident. If it was another road user, your claim would be against them. However, if you were a passenger and your driver was at fault, your claim would be against the force that employs them.
Claiming your compensation
If you want to look at the possibility of claiming compensation, the first thing we need to establish is that you qualify to make a claim. For this, as well as the accident not being your fault, your injuries must have needed medical attention and the accident should have happened no more than three years before you start your claim.
In these circumstances, no matter what type of accident and injuries you have suffered, or where in the UK you are located, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
We are here specifically to help victims with their compensation claims, and we always do this on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This takes away the need for you to have to find any money for your claim to be started, and if it should prove unsuccessful, you will not have to pay our legal fees.
To find our more about pursuing your compensation, give us a call today. From a landline call us on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile phone, ring 0333 500 0993.
Category: Military accident claims