If you live in the village of Chitterne, you may know some of the military personnel who are based close to the village. The neighbouring village of Imber is now abandoned and a live firing Danger Area. It was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1943. There is clearly scope for accidents, which could be potentially fatal, in the area.
Injury claim in Chitterne
If you are a civilian living in Chitterne, then you know all about the dangers of straying onto the property of the MoD. Even if you are in the military, you could be an accident statistic. Although health and safety in the military has improved since 2009, military personnel have dangerous occupations. In the ten years leading up to 2009, so The Independent on Sunday revealed in February 2009, 800 military personnel were killed in accidents ranging from car crashes to electric shocks. One didn’t have to be on active duty to be killed in the army.
If you have been injured in any type of accident in the last three years which was not your fault, then you could have grounds for filing an injury claim in Chitterne. You could also make an injury claim in Chitterne if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease within the last three years.
It used to be that the MoD was immune from being sued for damages if military personnel were injured or killed in the course of doing their duties. That changed with the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which removed the MoD immunity and thus made senior officials open to prosecution in the same ways as employers are in private and public companies.
However, if you are thinking of making an injury claim in Chitterne (or elsewhere) against the MoD, you will need the services of an accident solicitor (or a personal injury solicitor) who has experience of handling claims such as these.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you wish to file an injury claim in Chitterne, then you may want to contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been in the business of helping people to file personal injury compensation claims for over ten years. We work with a team of expert solicitors who live and work all over the UK. They include specialists in military personal injury compensation claims.
You can find out more about who we are and our services if you visit the Accident Advice Helpline website. You will see immediately that our patron is Esther Rantzen, an early champion of consumer rights.
You may simply want to call for expert legal advice, which you can do at any time, any day of the year. The numbers to ring are freephone ones, so the call won’t cost you anything. Call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or from a landline call 0800 689 0500. Why not find out what we can do for you by calling right now?
Date Published: 11th September 2013