UK veterans injury claim
A UK veterans injury claim can be placed either under the War Pensions Scheme or the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
What is the difference between the War Pensions Scheme and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?
Both are administered by the Ministry of Defence, through the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency. However, the first deals with cases that happened before the 5th of April 2005 and can only be used once you’re out of service, whereas the second administers cases that happened on or after the 6th of April 2005 and is available regardless of the claimant still being in service or not.
Who can claim a War Disablement Pension?
Anyone who’s suffered an injury that happened before the 5th of April 2005 and is connected to their service in the Armed Forces.
As opposed to usual personal injury claims, that have to be done in the three years following the accident, the War Disablement Pension has no time deadline. However, you will only be eligible to make the claim once you leave the Service.
UK veterans injury claim under the AFCS?
In order to qualify for making an injury claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, you must file the claim in the seven years following the injury or illness. If your claim is about an illness that did not develop because of a specific moment, then your claim must be filed not later than seven years after leaving the Service.
Everyone is covered by the AFCS, both regular and reserve personnel.
Worried about fees?
Are you thinking about working with Accident Advice Helpline, but are worried about our fees? If money is a problem generally, it shouldn’t be when considering whether to file a UK veterans injury claim. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and AAH is here to assist you with free advice and with a no win no fee collaboration. We have many years of experience with personal injury claims and can help you in getting the best results possible for your case.
We understand the complex aspects of life in the Armed Forces, we understand that it’s not just a job, but a life style, a different world where you are often away from your loved ones. We understand how complicated it can be to come back to civilian life, how deep psychological injuries can be and what it means to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
By deeply understanding the details of veteran injury claims, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
In case your injury was caused by poorly maintained machinery or negligent medical assistance, you might consider claiming compensation against the Ministry of Defense. You shouldn’t pay for any failure of the system that should have been protecting you or your dependents.
Call 0800 689 0500 and get in touch with one of Accident Advice Helplines advisors, who can help you understand what is the best way to proceed with your UK veterans injury claim.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown