Criminal Injuries Compensation Overseas Scheme. If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces or Ex-Service Personnel (Army, Navy, RAF, Special Forces, Reservists) and you have been the victim of a violent crime you may be entitled to compensation. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Overseas Scheme applies to victims of crime who have been assaulted whilst serving overseas.
The time limit for lodging applications is 2 years from the date of the incident (or 2 years from an injured person’s 18th birthday if a child when injured). Our team of specialist lawyers has many years of experience pursuing compensation to both the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (which applies to England and Wales) and for serving Armed Forces Personnel whilst Criminal Injuries Compensation Overseas Scheme.
Even if you are injured negligently or deliberately by a fellow comrade or the chain of command, the Ministry of Defence may still be liable to pay compensation to you in accordance with the legal principle of “vicarious liability”. Vicarious liability means that an employer can be held responsible by the courts for the actions of its employees. The boundaries of vicarious liability are very wide. Contact our specialist team for further advice on whether you have a civil claim against anybody whatever the circumstances of your injury.
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