Army Medical Discharge Claims
If you have been medically discharged from the Army, due to an injury or illness you have sustained during your service then you may be entitled to make a civil Army discharge claim for compensation.
From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we act for military personnel across England & Wales in a range of military compensation claims. If you have been discharged from the Army on medical grounds, then we can offer you expert advice and legal representation in a civil claim.
Our solicitors act for many Army personnel that have been medically discharged from their duties. Our clients have usually failed a medical due to either noise induced hearing loss, non-freezing cold injuries to their feet (NFCI), PTSD or have suffered long term injuries due to accidents in training situations.
Whatever circumstances have led to your medical discharge, our highly experienced military injury solicitors can offer you legal advice relating to a no win no fee civil claim.
Contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit an enquiry using the contact form on this page and one of our experts will contact you at your convenience.
Free initial consultations for all Army Personnel
We understand how difficult it must be to receive the news that you have been medically discharged from the Army, which is why we aim to make the claims process as stress free as possible.
We offer all Army personnel a free and no obligation initial phone consultation. During our call, we will ask you a number of questions to help us establish whether there has been a breach of duty by the MoD.
Some of the information that we will require from you includes:
- The type of injury you have sustained
- How and when your injury occurred
- Whether you reported your injury to a superior and how that was dealt with
- Information relating to you employment and medical history
- Whether you were downgraded or reassigned
- Information relating to your medical discharge
To speak to our military compensation solicitors, call us now on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry form with details of your medical discharge and one of our solicitors will call you at your convenience to discuss if we can help you with a claim.
Common causes of Army Discharge Claims
Every week, our expert solicitors speak to Army personnel who have been discharged from their duties and some of the most common causes include:
- Hearing loss sustained in the military
- Non freezing cold injuries
- Psychological and PTSD related injuries
- Loss of sight
- Musculoskeletal Injuries caused by accidents in training scenarios
If you have been discharged on medical grounds because of an injury or illness you have developed in the Army then we recommend you contact us today, as you may be able to claim financial compensation.
How much are military medical discharge claims worth?
Every military claim is different and the value will depend on a number of factors, including the type and severity of your injuries and whether you have been medically discharged as a result.
Military claims involving a medical discharge are often much higher in value than if you are still able to carry out your duties due to the potential loss of earnings and pension attached to the claim.
For a free case assessment, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today by calling 01507 609027.
Examples of Army Discharge Claims
We have over 20 years of experience in winning personal injury claims on behalf of our clients.
Our solicitors have helped Army clients claim compensation for a range of different injuries, including:
- Over £615,000 for an a member of the Army who was medically discharged from service, due to suffering hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of noise exposure without sufficient hearing protection.
- Over £140,000 for an Army client who was medically discharged due to developing a non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) as a result of exposure to wet and cold weather during training exercises, without being issued the correct footwear.
The value of your claim may be higher or lower than these figures but if your injury has prematurely ended your military career, which has adversely affected your ability to earn money in civilian life then your claim could be significant.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today for a free and no obligation assessment of your personal circumstances by calling 01507 609027.
How long do I have to claim?
The law in England & Wales states that you have 3 years after an accident, or the date of a medical diagnosis or from when you first linked your symptoms to your work in which to claim. This is often referred to as the “limitation period”.
This 3 year limitation period is complex when it comes to military related claims, as exposure to noise or cold was often many years ago. However, our solicitors are experts in these types of claims so can quickly establish whether your potential claim has prospects of success.
If you have been discharged from the Army on medical grounds we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to discuss a potential claim against the MoD.
Call us now on 01507 609027.
How much does a No Win No Fee Agreement cost?
We do not charge our military medical discharge clients any up-front fees to get their claims started.
If we believe your claim has good prospects of success then we will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement. These agreements are commonly referred to as either a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time.
For taking this risk, it is common for all law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of their compensation award. All of our other fees are paid by the Ministry of Defence.
To discuss how our Army discharge claims are funded, please call us today and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Contact our Army Discharge Claim Solicitors now
To discuss a new army discharge claim with us, please call us on 01507 609027 or complete the form on this page and one of our friendly and expert solicitors will call you back to discuss your potential claim.
There are very strict time limits in place when claiming for military related accidents and illnesses, so do not delay in contacting us.
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