According to the Ministry of Defence, 25 UK service personnel sustained a traumatic or surgical amputation due to injuries or illness in the year 2017/18.*
Our leading military service accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee military service accident claims solicitors
Almost all of our military service accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Military service accidents explained
If you have suffered an accident during your military service, we have to establish if it falls under the combat immunity law doctrine or not.
Oxford Reference defines combat immunity as “a common law doctrine that operates to exclude civil liability for negligence and deliberate damage to property or person committed by the armed forces during certain combat operations.”
If your accident or injury falls under this law, you can not claim for compensation. Nevertheless, the MoD has a duty to protect the health and safety of its service personnel. If the MoD fails in its duty, or if your accident happened away from combat operations, you will be able to claim for compensation.
Most common causes and types of a military service accident
According to the MoD, between 1 January 2000 and 28 February 2018, 141 UK Armed Forces personnel died whilst on training and exercise. Common causes for military service accidents which are not protected by combat immunity are the following:
- Accidents in training, e.g. parachute injuries
- Accidents due to defective military equipment
- Injuries received from being the victim of bullying
- Road accidents on manoeuvres
- Loud noises that cause hearing loss
These accidents can cause all sorts of injuries and illness. We often claim compensation for the following injuries:
- PTSD claims
- Amputation and loss of limb
- Burns and open wounds
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Head Injury claims
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an accident while in the military service, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
My son was involved in a fatal accident in the military service abroad. Can you represent us during the inquest?
Yes, of course. We understand that inquests are very difficult to endure for the family of the victim. We can take some of the burden off you and represent you from a professional, experienced legal perspective.
Rest assured that we have the understanding and the experience to handle any claim with the utmost sensitivity.
How much can I claim for a military service accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.