military accident claims

Claiming Compensation

For An Accident

Sustained During

An Armed Forces

Training Exercise

Understandably, many people assume that the majority of military accidents happen in armed combat but this is not necessarily the case. Whilst the most serious accidents may happen whilst in an active war zone, more armed forces personnel are actually injured whilst training in incidents that are often due to mistakes made by their superiors.


If your equipment is defective or if training plans were altered without sufficient warning being given, and you become injured as a direct result, it may be because of a failure from other to stick to procedures which were designed to protect you. Under such circumstances you may have grounds for a armed forces injury compensation claim.


A career in the armed forces is of course inherently dangerous,  but like all professionals, military personnel are entitled to expect their employers to protect their health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable. Defective equipment is one of the problems most often associated with injuries during military exercises, as is negligence on the part of the officer in charge of the exercise.


In order to make a military accident claim for compensation you must prove that the MoD (or one of its employees) was to blame for the accident and the subsequent injuries you sustained were a direct result of that accident. If you can find such proof you will stand a very good chance of winning your compensation claim. However, you need to be aware of the time restrictions on all work related accident compensation claims. You must make sure that you file for compensation within 3 years of the accident,  unless you are pursing your claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in which case you must make your claim within 5 years of the accident itself or the date when you first became aware of your injuries.


Don’t delay – make your Armed Forces Accident Claim today, and make sure that you appoint a specialist injury compensation claim solicitor with plenty experience of of military accident claims who will be able to help you win the full and fair amount of compensation you are entitled to.


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