Military Discharge Compensation Claims
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are firm of specialist military claim solicitors based in Louth, in Lincolnshire and act for military personnel across England & Wales in a range of military compensation claims. If you have been discharged from the military on medical grounds following a non-fault accident, we can help you make a military medical discharge claim.
Our solicitors can act for military personnel from the Army, RAF, Navy and all of the Special Forces in medical discharge claims for military related hearing loss, non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) claims, Military PTSD cases and serious military training accidents.
We have over 20 years of experience in successfully winning our clients financial compensation resulting from serious personal injury.
Whatever your medical discharge circumstances, our highly experienced military injury compensation solicitors can offer you legal advice relating to a civil claim for compensation.
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.
Solicitors for Military Medical Discharge Claims
We recognise how stressful and upsetting being medically discharged from the military must be, especially if you had planned on a long term career in the military, which is why from our very first call we will aim to make the entire claims process as stress free as possible.
We offer our military clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will aim to build a picture of your personal circumstances. We will ask you about your injury or illness, your medical and employment history and the reasons why you have been medically discharged from your duties.
We will also need to look at your medical records, which you may have been given after your discharge. Do not worry if you do not have these medical records, we will write to the MoD and request these on your behalf.
If after we have spoken to you, and we have seen your military medical records, we believe your claim has good prospects of success then we will offer you a No Win No Fee agreement and be pleased to act on your behalf in your military medical discharge claim.
Common causes of Military Medical Discharge
Our solicitors speak to many military personnel every month in relation to potential civil claims for compensation. We have considerable experience and expertise in medical discharge claims and have advised clients on a range of scenarios in which they have been medically discharged.
Some of the most common causes of military personnel being medically discharged 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 military then we recommend you contact us today, as you may be able to claim financial compensation.
How much are military medical discharge claims worth?
Military claims involving a medical discharge are often much higher in value than if you are still able to carry out your duties.
Every military claim is different and the value of each claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and whether you have suffered financial loss in the form of lost earnings, the potential of future earnings and lost pension.
For example, our lawyers have helped clients that have been medically discharged from service due to noise induced hearing loss settle cases for sums in excess of £615,000.
We have also helped clients that have been medically discharged from service with non-freezing cold injuries claim compensation in excess of £500,000
The value of your claim may be lower or higher than these figures but if your injury has prematurely ended your military career, which has led to your ability to earn money in civilian life then the value of your claim could be significant.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today for a free and no obligation assessment of your personal circumstances.
How long do I have to make a military discharge 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 you can make a claim.
In military related claims, especially involving a medical discharge, the 3 year limitation period can be complicated. We recommend you contact us as soon as you can to ensure your claim doesn’t fall foul of these strict claim periods.
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 military medical discharge claims are funded, please call us today and we will be happy to answer your questions and to help you with your claim.
Contact our Military Injury Compensation Solicitors now
To discuss a new military enquiry 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.
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A serving army soldier sustained noise induced hearing loss when on tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We acted for an army soldier who sustained a frostbite injury when on exercise in Canada.