If you sign up to join the army, you’re going to need to be prepared to undergo some pretty tough training, even before you reach a conflict zone. You’ll need to be ready to push yourself to the limit and face both physical and psychological tests you would never face on civvy street. It’s all part and parcel of being a soldier.
That said, it will not be acceptable for your superiors to put at risk of being injured in an accident that was not your fault while taking part in training exercises. Granted, you will have to be ready to sustain the odd cut or bruise while undergoing army training, but there will be a possibility that you might find yourself in a position where taking 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury action with a view to winning a Thurrock industrial accident compensation pay-out might be on the cards if you are injured as a result of the negligence of those holding a higher rank to you.
Military training injuries and Thurrock industrial accident compensation
Imagine that you were taking part in an exercise in the depths of the winter. You and some of your colleagues are sent out into some quite awful conditions on a mountain range to see how you cope with this sort of environment.
There is a good few inches of snow on the ground, its freezing cold and visibility conditions are poor. On your first night out in these conditions, you get frost bite in your toes. You inform your superiors of this, and they tell you to tough it out.
Your condition deteriorates and your colleagues insist that you receive medical attention. When you do, it transpires that permanent damage has been done to your toes. You later discover that you were sent out without adequate protection for your feet.
As a consequence of this, and the fact that your superiors failed to pull you out when you first alerted them to your condition, you might well be in a position to seek a Thurrock industrial accident compensation pay-out from the Ministry of Defence.
The next steps
If you would like to explore the possibility of doing just this, you would be most wise to pick up the nearest telephone and call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. When you do, you will be connected to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and professional claims advisers who will be able to establish whether you might have grounds on which to make a claim for Thurrock industrial accident compensation and whether the company might be able to furnish you with the representation you will need.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown