Compensation for Military Accident
Have you been injured whilst serving in the military? Are you still suffering from your injuries or illness today? Have you been medically discharged from service as a result? If so, our specialist solicitors at Nigel Askew Solicitors can help you claim Compensation for a Military Accident.
From our head offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, our team of lawyers represent military clients across England & Wales in a range of military claims.
Over the last 20 years, our lawyers have helped clients recover millions of pounds in compensation and are available to speak to you today regarding your potential claim.
Contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit an enquiry using the contact form on this page.
Military Accidents we can help you with
Our solicitors can help you claim compensation for military accidents that have taken place in training situations, during your service.
Due to our many years of experience, we are able to advise you on a wide range of military accidents that include:
- Military training accident claims
- Non-freezing Cold Injury Claims (NFCI)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims
- Accidents involving faulty weapons and equipment
- Military deafness and hearing loss claims
If you have suffered any of the injuries or illnesses listed above, due to your military service then you may be able to make a claim against the Ministry of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence owe you a duty of care
If you have been diagnosed with a serious illness or been injured in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim.
It is your legal right to claim financial compensation if you have been injured or developed a serious medical condition during your time in the military. The MoD is an employer, and in the same way as any company in the private sector, must ensure that its employees are not at risk of sustaining injury or illness.
The MoD has a duty of care to protect service men and women and must provide a safe working environment and provide correct and sufficient clothing and PPE for the task at hand. They must ensure you are not at risk of sustaining injury or developing an illness and if they fall foul of this basic requirement, they may be deemed as negligent.
How much compensation can I claim?
The amount of compensation you can expect to claim depends on the type and the severity of your injuries and symptoms. It also depends on whether you have been medically discharged from service and suffered any financial loss in civilian life as a direct result of your injuries.
Our lawyers have helped countless clients over the years claim compensation for military accidents, including some of the following examples:
We represented a member of the Navy claim over £300,000 for his non-freezing cold injury. He was not provided with the correct PPE during underwater training exercises and went on to develop a serious NFCI. He was medically discharged from his duties. He retrained as a fitness instructor in civilian life but was so sensitive to cold weather that he found it difficult to be outside in the winter months as it was too painful. He now works as a barman and suffers symptoms to this day.
We represented a member of the RAF claim over £600,000 in compensation for his hearing loss claim. He was exposed to significant aircraft noise throughout his career and not provided with sufficient PPE. He was medically discharged as a result of his damaged hearing, which has greatly affected his day to day life.
We represented a member of the Army to claim £286,000 for his NFCI claim. He was exposed to wet and cold conditions during training exercises. He was not provided with sufficient PPE or the correct footwear. He developed a very serious NFCI which caused him to be medically discharged from service. He found it difficult to gain suitable employment in civilian life, causing financial difficulties. He suffers from NFCI symptoms to this day.
The claim amounts above are real cases that we have settled on behalf of past clients. Your claim may be worth less or significantly more, depending on your circumstances.
If any of the matters above resonate with you then please call Nigel Askew Solicitors today for expert advice regarding compensation for a military accident on 01507 609027 for a free phone consultation now.
How do I start a compensation claim against the MoD?
Every claim starts with a free initial phone consultation with one of our lawyers. During your phone consultation we will ask you several questions about your injury or illness, which will help us to decide if you have a valid claim against the MoD.
We will ask:
- About your military career
- About your injury or illness and how and when it happened
- The PPE that was provided to you and whether that was fit for purpose
- Whether you have been downgraded or discharged
- How you are today and how your injury or illness affects your day to day military or civilian life
After speaking with you and reviewing your medical records, if we believe that your claim has good chances of success then we will offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
To see if we can help you claim compensation for a military accident, call us now on 01507 609027 or complete the form on this page and our solicitors will contact you at a convenient time.
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Military claims have very strict time limits in which you are able to claim so we recommend you do not delay in contacting us.
If you would like advice regarding compensation for a military accident, 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.
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