Injured on Military Training Exercise
- October 6, 2020
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Injured on Military Training Exercise. A large proportion of injuries occur whilst on training exercises. A recent study by the Ministry of Defence found that, between 2000 and 2019, there have been 147 deaths involving service personnel whilst on training and exercise. The recorded cause of death includes heat injuries, parachuting accidents, live fire, and transport exercises amongst many others. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if basic safety measures were put in place, training provided and measures followed through by the chain of command.
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
If you have suffered an injury whilst on a training exercise or on duty then you may be entitled to compensation. The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) offers a ‘no-fault” tariff-based scheme set up to compensate victims of injury whilst in service. There is a 7-year time limit in which to lodge a claim from the date of injury being caused or made worse by service.
Bringing a Civil Claim for Negligence
If your injury has been caused by negligence (or failures in the duty of care) then you may be entitled to compensation through the Civil Courts. You would have to give credit for any AFCS payment as you cannot be compensated twice. You must start court proceedings within 3 years of knowledge of your injury. This time limit can be extended but only in very exceptional circumstances. It is very important to avoid delay.
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