Our Military Claims Solicitors can help you claim compensation if you’ve been injured in a military training accident, or if a loved one was killed whilst training in the British armed forces.
We help former and current armed forces service men and women claim the compensation they’re entitled to, and many claims can be dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.
We can help you make a civil claim for compensation, and are often able to assist with claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. With the right compensation package in place, we can ensure that injured armed forces personnel get access to the support and rehabilitation they need to recover from their injuries and move on with their lives.
For free legal advice get in touch with our Military Claims Solicitors.
More Information on Military Training Accidents
British armed forces personnel can claim compensation for accidents and injuries sustained during their military service if the Ministry of Defence (MOD) failed in its legal duty of care or Health and Safety responsibilities.
Armed forces personnel includes those serving in the British Army, Special Forces, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI), the Army Reserve (formerly called the Territorial Army), the Navy Reserve, RAF Reserve and civilian employees working for the MOD.
We understand that taking legal action against the MOD in the aftermath of an accident is difficult, so our friendly and approachable team will handle your case sensitively, and make the whole process as simple for you as possible. That’s why we speak to clients in plain English rather than complex legal jargon, so you understand exactly what’s going on every step of the way.
The very nature of training in the armed forces means that it’s physically and mentally demanding, so service personnel are ready to face a real-life combat situation. But that doesn’t mean the Ministry of Defence shouldn’t be running training exercises in a safe manner and not taking precautions to ensure employees aren’t hurt unnecessarily.
So if you sustain a significant injury while undergoing a training exercise, and you believe the Ministry of Defence has fallen short in its duty to keep you safe from harm, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our Military Claims Solicitors can advise you on whether or not your case has a good chance of succeeding, and we have a strong track record of securing compensation for our clients.
What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) is a no-fault scheme, which means fault doesn’t have to be admitted before compensation is awarded to the claimant. It provides compensation for any illness, injury or fatality that’s been caused by their service on or after April 6th 2005, giving payments up to a maximum of £650,000.
AFCS is a tariff-based system, so the level of compensation awarded will depend on the severity of the claimant’s injury. You can make a claim under AFCS alongside a civil personal injury claim, and our Military Claims Solicitors can advise you on how to go about doing this. Contact us for more information.
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