The Ministry of Defence (MoD), like any other employer, is responsible for the safety of its employees at work and avoiding military accidents in the workplace.
Therefore, if you have served in the Armed Forces and have suffered a military accident, through no fault of your own, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Under current UK law, military personnel who sustain injury during service can receive compensation if the MoD has failed in its legal duty of care or health and safety responsibilities. For more advice give us a call on 0800 310 2222.
Some of the Military Accident claims you could claim against the MoD include;
- Injury whilst on operations or during training exercise
- Psychological trauma, i.e. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Road traffic accidents involving military vehicles or personnel
- Injury caused by the use of defective equipment
- Disease and illness contracted by military personnel
- Medical negligence such as failure to diagnose illness or delays in the provision of treatment
- Pension entitlement for personnel or their family
- Priority treatment
- Military covenant issues
Injured members of the Armed Forces frequently have concerns about their future health, career and the impact it will have on their family. Therefore, we advise you to get in touch with us to assess your potential claim as soon as possible. Ultimately, it could lead to you getting deserved compensation to help support you and your family through a difficult period.
How to make a Military Accident claim
Making a Military Accident claim against the Ministry of Defence, who may still be your employer, can be quite a daunting prospect. However, if they are responsible for your injury then compensation is your legal right so don’t hesitate to get in touch with Vincents Solicitors.
The law surrounding military accidents is complex and constantly changing as a result of decisions made by appeal courts. This is why it is important to have personal injury specialists fighting your corner and Vincents Solicitors understand the approach needed to succeed in a military accident claim.
It will be necessary to show negligence or breach of duty on the part of the Ministry of Defence, for example the accident or incident which caused your injury may have occurred due to a fault, or a person or persons employed by the MoD, but if you feel you have a claim then please get in touch with Vincents Claims Solicitors today.