Armed Forces Injury Compensation
You may be surprised to learn that if you have suffered an injury whilst serving in the armed forces then you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. You may be even more surprised to learn that you can bring a claim even if you have not been injured in combat.
As with all workplaces, employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees and the Ministry of Defence is no different. This means that the Ministry of Defence is responsible for ensuring that you are provided with the appropriate equipment with which to do your job and that you are given adequate training. Failure to provide this level of care, resulting in an injury, could result in a claim and a Birmingham personal injury claims solicitor** will be able to assess whether there has been a breach of duty and what loss has flowed as a result of this breach.
Claim for an Injury Whilst Serving in the Armed Forces
Injuries that can be suffered whilst in the armed forces vary and can be both physical and psychological. They can take place on the battle field or in training. The amount of compensation that you will be able to claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury, whether you were to blame (even partially), the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases and in accordance with principles set out in government guidelines.
Any compensation award will not be limited to pain and suffering and is likely to include some consequential losses such as medical bills, travel expenses, care costs, damage to property and loss of income. It is therefore important to instruct a personal injury claims Birmingham solicitor** to deal with your claim as they will be able to ensure that you are able to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
As there are strict time limits in place for making a claim, it is essential that you obtain legal advice from a Birmingham personal injury claims solicitor** as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that you do not leave yourself time barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
Contact our Specialist Armed Forces Injury Lawyers in Birmingham
Call us on 0800 083 8358. If you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.