Compensation awards for military personnel
- AuthorKate Sweeney
Members of the armed forces face danger on a daily basis and when injuries are sustained as a result of negligence, they are just as entitled as any lay person to pursue compensation.
Military accidents can be devastating on both the victims and their family members, especially if they result in loss of limbs, paralysis or fatalities. Ongoing treatment, care and financial support need to be high on the list of priorities when making a claim.
Military personnel work in a unique environment and for this reason compensation claims need to be handled in a very particular way by legal specialists with specific experience in this area. Dealing with the Ministry of Defence, the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force calls for very precise skills and knowledge.
The Ministry of Defence compensation scheme
In 2010, the Ministry of Defence announced improvements to its compensation awards scheme, although many personnel still understandably prefer to consult with specialist solicitors to help them with their claims.
Recently, a bomb disposal expert won a six-figure award after military leaders failed to notice his developing post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you feel you have a claim to make against the military, the best thing to do is contact Stephensons' military injury claims solicitors as soon as possible. Our experts are just a phone call away, and can advise you about the best way to mount a solid claim for compensation. Give us a call today on 0844 245 6601.
By personal injury solicitor, Kate Sweeney