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If you are still serving in the British Armed Forces or are a veteran, you could make a claim for compensation if you have been injured in the course of your military career.
The MOD have a duty to take reasonable steps to make sure that all Armed Forces personnel are safe whilst in training, and on operational duties. If you’ve been involved in an accident in the course of your duties you could claim compensation.
You could also make a claim if your Chain of Command or Forces Medical Officers fail to manage any physical or psychiatric injuries you sustain in service, leading to an aggravation of a pre-existing injury. If the Chain of Command or Medical Officers have not managed you to a reasonable standard, you may be entitled to make a claim.
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How We Can Help You
Our Military Claims Lawyers will help you to get the compensation you deserve, and we’ll deal with your case on a No Win, No Fee basis – just ask us for details.
Our expert Military Lawyers can make a claim on your behalf if you have sustained an injury whilst serving for the British Armed Forces. We offer free legal advice over the phone, and will provide clear and straightforward advice so you are clear if you have a claim. If we take on your claim for you, we’ll deal with this on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
Our Military Claims Lawyers handle relatively low case volumes, so we can offer you a friendly, personal service and we’ll handle your case with sensitivity.
Simpson Millar have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the sacrifices that the service community makes to protect us. We’re delighted to offer 10% discount to all Armed Forces personnel on some of our legal services.
Our Major Trauma Team
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury, we can help you get the right support and advice. With Simpson Millar, you’ll have a whole team on your side. We have some of the best personal injury solicitors in England and Wales and other specialist legal teams to meet all your needs. This should reassure you that you’ve come to the right place.
You’re probably facing many day-to-day challenges after your injury, so we want to make dealing with any legal issues as seamless and stress-free as possible. Then you can focus on your recovery and living a fulfilling, independent life.
Our dedicated team have the experience and knowledge to guide you through every step. We know choosing someone to help you can be an difficult decision, but hopefully we can prove that you’ve made the best choice.
Military Accident Compensation
Our Military Claims Lawyers help members of the Armed Forces and veterans to claim compensation for a wide variety of accident and injury claims including:
Time Limits to make a Military Accident Claim
There is a time limit for making a personal injury claim. This is usually 3 years from the date of accident or injury, or 3 years from when you first became aware of your condition. This is called the date of knowledge.
In all cases, because of arguments on time limits, it’s important to get specialist legal advice as early as possible.
Witness evidence is crucial in military accident and injury claims, so it’s important to get this evidence as soon as possible whilst witnesses have a clear memory of the accident or event.
People We’ve Helped
Our Military Claims Solicitors having helped many clients claim compensation from the MOD for injuries sustained while serving in the Armed Forces. Here are just a few of the people we have helped:
£400,000 Compensation for Solider with Non-Freezing Cold Injury
Our client, who was on track for promotion at the time of his injury, suffered from damage to his hand and feet whilst on a exercise in Scotland for two weeks, living in the field with basic kit. His career in the Army was over because of his injuries.Read the Full Case Study
Compensation for Soldier with PTSD after 2 tours in Afghanistan
Our client was already suffering from symptoms of PTSD from his first tour, with anxiety, nightmares, depression and excessive drinking. He raised the issues with his superiors, but nothing was done. After being sent back to Afghanistan for a second tour, he tried to commit suicide and was diagnosed with PTSD. He received £345,000 in compensation after making a claim.Read the Full Case Study
British Solider Fractured His Back After Training Accident
Our client was on a parachute training course and broke his back. He was treated in a military hospital, but he continued to suffer from back pain and had to be medically discharged. He made a claim and received £200,000 compensation.Read the Full Case Study
How Much Will it Cost to Make a Claim?
You’ll get a free initial consultation about your situation and if we can we’ll take on your case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If the MOD admit partial or full responsibility for the accident, we can ask for an Interim Payment to be made. This could help you with any financial pressures or to pay for any medical care you may need now.
Any Interim Payment will be deducted from your final compensation payment.
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