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Military Injury and Accidents

Injuries suffered while in the military can cause a great deal of stress and worry – and may affect your ability to do your job. 

If you wish to seek compensation for a military injury you have suffered, or if a loved one has been severely injured or killed while serving, contact the armed forces claims specialists at DPP Law today on 0333 200 5859.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an injury after military service, you may be eligible for military compensation. The same applies to members of the armed forces who are currently serving.

How our army injury compensation solicitors can help you

DPP Law’s legal experts have lengthy experience helping clients to apply for compensation for an injury suffered while serving in the military. 

We appreciate how difficult it can be to take decisive legal action after suffering a serious injury or bereavement, and we’ll be right beside you throughout to ensure that the process is delicately pursued.

We’ll assist whether you prefer to apply to a military accident compensation scheme or make a personal injury claim.

We can help you collect evidence for your claim and make an application. We will also assist you with any appeals should you disagree with a decision. Our specialists will represent you at any hearing.

All information you provide will be kept completely confidential. We will handle your case sensitively and with great care. In this way, we will ensure that claiming compensation for military injury will be as easy as possible.

Types of compensation claims with which we have helped clients include:

  • Noise induced hearing loss claims
  • Military brain injury claims
  • Spinal injury claims
  • Claims for injuries caused by extreme weather, including low temperatures
  • Training injuries
  • Injuries caused by defective equipment
  • Chemical injuries
  • Injuries resulting from road traffic accidents or air accidents
  • Fatal injuries
  • Injuries resulting from off-duty accidents

Alongside this, our military compensation solicitors advise individuals on:

We also regularly help clients to navigate the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, providing advice along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to claim compensation?

As long as you are a serving or past member of the UK armed forces – or you are claiming on behalf of one – and the injury in question occurred as a result of service on or before 6th April 2005, you can apply to the AFCS.

To make a civil personal injury claim, you need to be able to prove blame. The MoD needs to have failed in their duty of care towards you in order for you to be compensated.

Remember, claiming against the MoD should never affect your career.

How long does a claim take to go through?

Now you know if it’s possible for you to claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme – but how long does it take?

Claims under the AFCS tend to take up to six months to process. If you make a civil personal injury claim, this may take between six months and three years. The time taken depends on the complexity of the case and the evidence provided.

Can I claim for an accident after three years?

You can claim under the AFCS up to seven years following the injury or accident in question. 

It is unusual for individuals making a personal injury claim to be successful if the claim is made more than three years after they were injured. However, there are rare cases in which this has been achieved. DPP Law can advise you of whether your case may be considered in this situation.

How much compensation can you get for a military accident or injury?

The amount of compensation you may be awarded depends on a number of factors. If you apply via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, your payout will fall in to one of a number of tariffs. Often, compensation amounts fall between £1,236 to £650,000.

You may also receive GIPs (Guaranteed Income Payments) if you are unable to remain in the military as you no longer meet British army medical requirements.

GIPs are paid monthly and should cover financial losses and lack of employment resulting from your injury.

It is important to ensure that you are able to maintain a good quality of life, and that all of your costs are covered following a serious military injury. 

Whether you require loss of hearing compensation or support following the death of a loved on in the military, DPP Law can help you. We will provide expert advice and support from the start of your claim to the end. Our legal specialists can help you to provide evidence to support your claim and make sure you achieve the correct level of compensation.

For further information about our services, contact us at any time on 0333 200 5859 or by filling in our online contact form.

It is important that you provide as much detail as possible to ensure that we fully understand your situation. We will treat this sensitively and confidentially. We will get back in touch with you straight away to discuss your case.

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