Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can advise on making a military accident claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis.
Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms – and is also a leading Legal Aid firm.
Whether your injuries were sustained on active service or in training, Duncan Lewis can advise on making a compensation claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Armed Forces Compensation.
The MoD is an employer like any other employer and as such has a duty to make sure its personnel are properly trained and equipped and risks are managed and minimised.
Whether your injuries were acquired on the training ground or in live combat, you are entitled to compensation if you were let down by poor equipment, lack of training or the incident was caused by the negligence of another party.
Military accident injuries you might be able to claim for include:
If your injury was misdiagnosed or the medical treatment you received fell below acceptable standards and caused further injury, you may also be able to make a medical negligence claim.
Military accident claims in the civil courts fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will be able to advise you further on making a military accident claim, as well as offering guidance on claiming through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, however, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you would like to make a military accident claim in the civil court.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a military accident claim if a loved one in the Armed Forces has been injured in a military accident and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for military accident injuries include:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – regardless of the nature of your work.
In the case of civil actions for military accident compensation, it will be the MoD’s insurers who will pay you personal injury compensation in any settlement.
Many personal injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim for military accident compensation will cause problems for you if you wish to continue working for the Armed Forces.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Many military accident claims are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading personal injury barristers with experience of military accident claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in military accident claims and will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a military accident claim by calling 020 7923 4020.