Those who serve in the armed forces understand the dangerous nature of the role and the probability of injury. However, the Ministry of Defence has a duty to minimise risks where they can and provide you with the equipment and training to carry out your responsibilities properly. If you have been injured in an incident that could have been avoided, you could be entitled to compensation.
Just like in any other job, there is no need to be afraid of making a claim against the Ministry of Defence as it has a scheme to cover this type of cost.
If you have been injured during military service in an accident that could have been avoided, contact our team of expert solicitors today. You can get in touch either by calling us on 0333 323 5292 or by filling in our contact form and letting us know about your case.
Examples of common injuries
Whether you’re serving in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force, you can make a claim for any type of illness or injury that happened during your service if the accident was someone else’s fault or could have been avoided. Our lawyers have helped many military personnel make claims for the following types of incidents:
- accidents during training;
- unsafe working practices;
- parachuting accidents;
- road accidents;
- medical negligence;
- injuries caused by defective equipment;
- fatal accidents.
The Ministry of Defence’s duty
The Ministry of Defence in the UK has a responsibility, similar to any other type of employer, to keep those in the armed forces safe while they carry out their duties. This includes providing suitable equipment when on tour, minimising the chance of risks causing an injury, and providing adequate training so people can carry out responsibilities to the best of their ability.
If your injury was caused by the Ministry of Defence’s failure to adhere to its responsibilities, or by the negligence of somebody else, you could be eligible for military injury compensation.
Case study - claim against the Ministry of Defence following a fall
We were instructed to make a claim against the Ministry of Defence following a client's bad fall. Following four years of litigation, we successfully settled the claim for a six-figure sum on the eve of trial having previously been offered a substantially lower settlement.
Let us help
Starting a claim with us is easy. Our dedicated team of lawyers have helped many members of the army and other military services claim for:
- loss of earnings;
- the cost of care and treatment;
- rehabilitation expenses;
- adaptations to the home;
- promotional setback.
Contact Lupton Fawcett now to tell us about your case - we will provide free initial advice and let you know how much you could be entitled to.
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