Have you been injured while carrying out your duties as a member of the Armed Forces? If so, did you know that you could be eligible to make a military services accident claim with Accident Advice Helpline? Maybe you were aware that this is possible, but whether this is the case or not, you need to be quick.
Why time is of the essence when making a military services accident claim
If you’re making a claim for an accident that happened while you were going about your tasks in your role as a member of the Armed Forces, you need to know that there is a deadline for making your claim.
Actually, this deadline doesn’t apply to just Armed Forces claims. It applies to any workplace accident claim. In fact, it applies to any kind of personal injury claim.
The time limit for getting started with your claim is three years after the date on which you had the accident. Time flies, so make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you feel ready to go ahead.
What other rules are in place for claiming?
The accident must have resulted in personal injury. You can’t claim for an accident that didn’t have any consequences, but if there is any kind of physical or psychological injury, we want to hear from you at Accident Advice Helpline. Your injury or injuries must be medically confirmed, too, so make sure you see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident.
You must also not be at fault for your accident and injury. In the case of a workplace injury, it is the employer who is at fault when an employee is injured while carrying out their duties. So you should be eligible to claim.
We realise that the dangers faced by people who carry out work for the Armed Forces may be greater than the risks that people in many other jobs face. However, you still have the right not to be put at unnecessary risk. You should be able to carry out your duties as safely as possible.
How do you begin a claim?
The first step in claiming is to speak to one of the advisers at Accident Advice Helpline. We will tell you about everything that’s involved in making a claim, and take some details from you. We can also give you an estimate of what you might be awarded if you win your case.
No-win, no-fee military services accident claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you qualify to claim, and wish to go ahead, one of our no-win, no-fee solicitors will handle your case. We will work on your behalf, with the aim of securing you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. This will be of great help to you while you recover from your injury.
To discuss your military services accident claim in more detail, dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 16th June 2013