Armed Forces Injury Claim

If you have been wrongfully injured whilst carrying out your duties, such as during a training exercise, or if you suffer from a psychological disorder such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to your time in the military, you may be able to make a compensation claim. At JMW, our specialist department is dedicated to helping current and former armed forces employees understand if they're eligible for compensation as a result of an accident, and to then get the compensation they deserve. 

Speak to our team by getting in touch today. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim, we are here to answer any questions you may have. Call us on 0800 054 6570 or, if you would prefer for us to call you, complete our online enquiry form.

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About Armed Forces Injury Claims

Being in the military may not be considered among the safest of the professions by most. Nevertheless, you are entitled to proper supervision and protection - especially when in a non-combat situation - and if you suffer an accident that was the result of negligence on the part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), your immediate superiors or fellow service personnel, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any resultant medical fees and time spent out of work.

The Crown Proceedings (Armed Forces) Act 1987 enables military personnel to claim for personal injury if it can be demonstrated that the MOD failed in its legal duty of care or its health and safety duties and this resulted in you being hurt.

If you have been injured during ongoing combat or while in active duty, the MOD's combat immunity provision usually means that you are not able to claim for these types of injury. However, there are occasions where this is not applicable, and you should contact us if you feel you may still be eligible to claim.

Eligibility

It is possible to claim compensation if you have been wrongfully injured - whether during military training exercises or in any other aspect of your employment - or suffer from PTSD or a related psychological disorder.

Whether your claim is against a civilian defendant or against the MOD, the rules are the same. You will not be required to leave the armed forces in order to make your claim, and your claim will be handled in the English legal system, regardless of whether or not your accident took place in the UK and abroad.    

There are a number of scenarios a member of the armed forces can be exposed to, where injury might be sustained as a result of the negligent actions of others, such as:

  • Military training accidents
  • Firing range accidents
  • Unsafe working practices
  • Defective military equipment
  • Unsafe military accommodation

If you have been hurt during your time in the armed forces and believe this could have been avoided, speak to us today to find out whether you may be in a position to make a claim. 

Why Choose JMW?

JMW has a team dedicated to armed forces claims with the experience and skills necessary to help you secure a successful outcome. We have the right experience to handle armed forces claims, and will provide the guidance you need to make sure the process is as simple and straightforward as it can be.

We know that it may seem daunting to pursue a claim, especially when the armed forces may play such an important part of your life. However, your claim, and the compensation you are awarded as a result of your claim, may make a big difference as you look to move forward with your life after your injury.

Talk to Us

For more information about pursuing compensation, contact our specialist solicitors today. Call for free on 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form, which will enable us to call you back at a time convenient for you.



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