Carterton is a town in Oxfordshire which is on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In mediaeval times, Carterton was on a wool route along which traders took Cotswold wool to Southampton. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the rise of Carterton in the field of agriculture, with Carterton’s black grapes and tomatoes being sold in London’s Covent Garden market. Since World War II, Carterton has grown, with many ex-servicemen residing there, as it is close to RAF Brize Norton.
Solicitors in Carterton and claims by military personnel
If you are in the British army, navy or RAF, you should be entitled to make a claim for an injury sustained in an accident in the UK. For example, if you had a road accident, involving other military personnel, or a member of the public, you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim in the same way as any British citizen as long as you and your solicitors in Carterton, for example, can prove the accident was not your fault. If, however, the accident in which you were injured (that was no fault of yours) occurred while you were abroad on duty, and it involved a member of the public of that country, you would have to make an injury claim in the country where the accident happened. You would need to be represented by a solicitor of that country. On the other hand, if the accident abroad involved other military personnel, you could claim for your injuries through a British-based firm of solicitors, such as solicitors in Caterton.
If you were injured in combat, however, you would not be able to make a compensation claim usually as there is a principle known as ‘combat immunity’. However, if your injury was caused by defective machinery or equipment, then you may be able, with the assistance of specialist solicitors in Carterton (or ones based anywhere else in the UK), be able to make a claim against the manufacturers of the item or the Ministry of Defence.
How long do I have to claim compensation?
Usually you have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim for injuries sustained in it. However, there are some accidents and injuries for which you have less time in which to make your claim. You should contact a solicitor near you, or us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out when your claim period expires.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice, don’t hesitate to call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, regarding any part of the personal injury compensation claim process. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and discover how we may be able to help you with your potential claim?
Date Published: 10th May 2014