Injury sustained on training exercise

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Injury Sustained on Training Exercise. Military training is tough; it is meant to be. You are being prepared and trained for operations and combat. This does not mean that your superior offices can be negligent or take risks when planning or carrying out training exercises.

If you have been injured on a training exercise, sports event, adventure trip or even a drill you may be entitled to compensation if your injury was preventable.  Such injuries can occur at any time. If you think your injury was somebody else’s fault then please contact our specialist team of experienced lawyers who will be able to advise you if you have a civil claim against the Ministry or Defence and/or their approved contractors whether in the UK or Abroad.

An accident and injury that occurs during a training exercise can have a long-term impact on your health and your career.

Some of the more common injuries are:

  • breaks and sprains
  • head injuries
  • spinal injuries
  • heat exhaustion
  • burns and cold-related injuries

If, whilst a serving member of the Armed Forces you have sustained an injury as a result of a military training exercise then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

Training injuries can result from a failure to adequately plan, implement or oversee training exercises and can take multiple forms ranging from heat exhaustion, broken bones and, in extreme circumstances life-changing injuries or even death. Proving negligence against the MOD for training injuries is a complicated and complex matter requiring expert legal knowledge and experience.

Claiming compensation for an injury sustained on a training exercise

claim claim for injury sustained on training exerciseYou can seek an award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or you can consider making a civil claim against the MOD.

We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

We would look to recover compensation for your injuries both physical and mental that resulted from the incident. In addition, we would seek compensation to offset all any financial losses you have incurred.

Financial losses can include lost income, treatment and rehabilitation costs incidental expenses and care from family and friends (gratuitous care).

Start your claim today

To claim the compensation you deserve get in touch with us today:

  • Call: Diane Davison on 0113 224 7837
  • Email: mc@cohencramer.co.uk 
  • Complete the contact form at the bottom of this page

Frequently asked questions

How do long do I have to bring a civil claim for compensation for an injury sustained on a training exercise?

In general, you have three years from the date of the incident to begin court proceedings in support of your claim. This period runs from the 18th birthday if the injured party is under 18 at the time of the incident.

The courts do have the discretion to extend this period but only in exceptional circumstances. We would recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident. This is to help preserve evidence and to ensure that you receive any treatment or rehabilitation that you may need as soon as possible.

There are other exceptions to the three-year rule so always seek advice from solicitors with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your claim is protected.

How much can I claim?

We treat each client as an individual and your claim will be valued upon your injuries and how they have affected you. Our medical experts will provide with us the reports we need to value and support your claim.

In addition, we will claim for all and any financial losses, including future losses, that may be incurred as a result of your injury.

How long will my claim take?

There is no set answer to this as all claims are different.

The length of your claim will depend upon:

  • the circumstances of the incident
  • the extent of your injuries
  • how long it will take for recovery to take place

What will it cost me to bring my claim?

If we think that your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be able to act on a no win- no fee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful then, as long as you have complied with our terms and conditions you will not be charged for the work we have done.

Start your claim today

To claim the compensation you deserve get in touch with us today:

  • Call: Diane Davison on 0113 224 7837
  • Email: mc@cohencramer.co.uk 
  • Complete the contact form at the bottom of this page