Armed forces combat accidents - compensation claims

Members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (RAF) could be entitled to compensation if they are injured during military combat in an accident which was not their fault. For free initial advice and to discuss your potential personal injury claim call us on 0203 816 0065.

Military professionals are entitled to compensation from their employer if they suffer injury or trauma through the negligence or malpractice of another in the same way that any professional is. Compensation is available to armed forces personnel, so long as another party is guilty of negligence.

It is not generally possible to launch a claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the injuries sustained on the battlefield in a direct combat situation, but this does not mean that the MoD are not responsible for their employees in the same way that any employer is. They have a duty to protect their employees and this includes the provision of suitable equipment for a job and ensuring that this equipment is in full working order. They must also provide suitable training and supervision for the job. They must also, within reason, provide a safe place to work, with procedures in place to safeguard employees.

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How to make a combat accident compensation claim

In order to claim compensation for an armed forces combat accident, military personnel must launch their claim within three years of the accident taking place and it must be somebody else’s fault.

Due to the diversity of each military role, injuries can be sustained in a wide variety of ways. Armed forces combat accident compensation claims are intended to reflect the pain and suffering of the victim because of their injury, in addition to the emotional loss suffered at no longer representing the armed forces. 

If your career is affected by a combat injury it could be possible to recover damages for loss of earnings in the future, pension loss, delay or loss of promotion and other benefits.

It all starts with one conversation and some free no obligation legal advice, so if you have been injured in an accident during military combat and you are not sure if you have grounds for a claim, why not give us a call on 0203 816 0065?

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