Military Compensation Scheme Solicitors
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in the military or have you developed a serious illness as a result of your military service? If you are looking for a firm of Military Compensation Scheme Solicitors to help advise you on making a civil claim for compensation against the MoD, Nigel Askew Solicitors can help you.
Every year we speak to hundreds of military clients in your exact position, who have given years of good service to the military only to be medically downgraded or discharged due to injuries and illness caused by the MoD’s breach of duty.
If you have been medically downgraded or discharged and are now unable to work due to your injuries then financial compensation, medical care and rehabilitation are vital to getting you back on track.
At Nigel Askew Solicitors, our lawyers specialise in a range of military claims and can advise you on the prospects of a successful claim today.
Contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit an enquiry using the online enquiry form on this page and indicate the best time for one of our solicitors to call you back to discuss your potential military injury claim.
We offer all new military clients a free and no obligation initial consultation, whether by phone or at a face to face meeting, where we will discuss the merits of your claim and likelihood of success.
Types of Military Compensation Claims we can help you with
Due to our many years of experience, we are able to advise you on a wide range of military accident that include:
- Military training accidents
- 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.
Has your injury or illness ended your career?
Due to the nature and severity of many military related accidents, military injuries and illnesses it is all too common that our clients are medically discharged from service.
If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.
The MoD owes you a duty of care to ensure that you are not at risk of sustaining an injury or developing an illness, so if you have, they may be deemed negligent in failing in their duty of care to you.
If you have been downgraded or medically discharged as a result of MoD negligence, we recommend contacting our expert solicitors to discuss a claim.
How do I claim?
We recommend that you only instruct solicitors that specialise in military compensation claims and who have experience in dealing with this complex area of law.
There are two options available to you: a claim via the courts and a claim via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
The first claim option is a civil claim via the courts. In a civil claim for compensation, you can instruct a firm of solicitors to help you claim financial compensation for your injuries and also for special damages, such as loss of earnings. Loss of earnings claims can often be very valuable and add hundreds of thousands of pounds to a claim.
The second option is via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the AFCS as it is also commonly referred to. The AFCS is a statutory compensation scheme for serving and former service personnel who have been injured as a result of their service in the Armed Forces. Claims brought via the AFCS do not include loss of earnings claims and can also be denied, often leaving veterans and families wondering where to turn next.
We recommend you consider both claim options and choose the right option for you and your family.
Our lawyers have helped military clients and their families claim millions of pounds in compensation over the years and we would be pleased to help you claim for your injuries. For a no obligation conversation, contact us today by calling 01507 609027.
Why claim via the AFCS and not through a solicitor?
The main advantage of the AFCS is that it is a no fault compensation scheme, meaning you do not have to prove the MoD was negligent.
You can claim for any type of illness or injury sustained as a result of service.
The AFCS has a tariff scheme which ranges from £1,200 and £650,000 for successful claims.
The upper claim limit is capped, whereas in civil claims through the courts, there is no cap on the amount of compensation you can claim.
So, how can I get a claim up and running today?
Every claim starts with an initial consultation, during which we will discuss your accident, injury and symptoms. If we believe your personal circumstances have good prospects of success then we will offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Contact our military compensation scheme solicitors today, regarding legal advice for your military injury.
What is No Win No Fee?
We use No Win No Fee Agreements to fund all of our military claims. These agreements are also commonly referred to as “Conditional Fee Agreements” and “CFA’s”.
This allows us to take all of the risk and not you. If the claim fails, we are not paid but more importantly, you do not have to pay any of our fees for our time up to that point.
For taking this risk, it is common for all law firms to agree with a client to share a small % of their compensation at the end of the claim. We cap this fee at a maximum of 25%.
Our fees only get paid at the end of a successful claim and are paid by the MoD .
For further information about making a claim, contact us now.
More questions? Contact our solicitors today to discuss your options
We recognise that making a claim against the MoD is a big decision, however if your career and your life have been adversely affected through no fault of your own we believe you have the right to financial compensation.
If you have questions that we haven’t covered in this article then please contact us today. We offer free and no obligation phone consultations to all new clients and our military compensation scheme solicitors are able to advise you on the prospects of a claim today.
Call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and indicate the most convenient time for us to reach you.
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