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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.