If you or a family member has been injured whilst serving in the military, you may be able to make a military compensation claim.
Why make a Military Injury Compensation Claim?
Since the Crown Proceedings Armed Forces Act 1987, serving members of the Armed Forces are now able to pursue a claim against the Ministry of Defence (Crown) for personal injuries and accidents suffered as long as the military accident:
Claims must be issued in the Court within three years of the date of the accident and can be pursued whether or not the injured party is still serving or not. All supporting documentation must be prepared within that time, which means that the earlier the claim is made, the better.
It has been the fear of serving personnel that making a claim against their employers will be detrimental to their jobs. In response to this, Baroness Taylor confirmed in the House of Lords that the jobs of Armed Forces Personnel should not suffer due to a claim through the Court or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
Types of Injuries or Accidents:
Types of Compensation Available:
There are four ways to make a compensation claim against the military:
To enquire about Military Injury Compensation Claim:
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Military Accidents – Latest News
BBC News South West Wales (5th December 2012) – Investigations are under way after a soldier was seriously injured during military training at the Castlemartin range. This is the second serious incident at Castlemartin this year, following the death of a Ranger who was hit in the head by a stray bullet during a training exercise.
The Sun (19th October 2012) – Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can pursue damages claims against the Government, the Court of Appeal said today.