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  • November 11, 2020
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Serious Military Injury Claim.If you have sustained a serious injury while a member of the British Armed Forces (including reservists) then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Members of the Armed Forces often suffer very serious injuries due to the nature of the operations in which they are involved.  We have experience in representing the most seriously injured in relation to the following injuries :

  • Severe orthopaedic injuries e.g. multiple fractures
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Non-freezing cold injuries
  • Failures in medical care

All of the above injuries can lead to huge restrictions on your life and those around you, as well as bringing your career within the forces to an end.

We can help you

Our military claims specialist, Diane Davison has recovered millions of pounds for injured service personnel over many years. She has the knowledge and expertise to ensure her clients receive prompt advice from the outset, identifying relevant issues early with a focus on rehabilitation and interim payments where appropriate.

Diane is fully aware of the complexities often involved in the loss of career claims including Armed Forces’ pay structures, benefits, and pensions. She will ensure you receive the best advice from specialist barristers to ensure the highest possible damages are paid where the MoD is negligent.

What you can claim

If a claim is successful you can make a claim for General Damages, which is compensation for your injuries comprising an element of pain, suffering and loss of amenity.  Loss of amenity compensates you for impact on your day to day living and enjoyment of life, loss of hobbies etc.

Additionally, you can claim Special Damages which are financial losses due to the negligence.  Special Damages can include wage losses, loss of promotion, loss of military pension, and benefits.  You can also claim for the loss of opportunity to pursue careers post Armed Forces and loss of congenial employment which compensates you for the loss of a satisfying and rewarding career.

Injury claims

We understand that, as well as your physical injuries, you may also suffer from mental trauma as a result of the incident and the impact the injury has on your life.  We will ensure all of your injuries, including mental trauma, are taken into account when obtaining evidence to support your claim for it to be assessed at the appropriate level.

Financial losses

As well as compensation for your injuries, we will seek compensation for any treatment or rehabilitation, together with any aids and adaptations, you may need due to the injuries sustained.

When to bring your serious military injury claim

Like the vast majority of personal injury claims, you have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If you only became aware that you had been injured sometime after the actual incident then the three years will run from that date. This is known as ‘the date of knowledge’.

If you are injured on a boat or in the air then a more strict two-year limitation period applies from the date of knowledge.

The courts do have the discretion to extend limitation periods but only in exceptional circumstances.  It is very important to avoid delay.

Claim while still serving

Do not wait until you have left the Armed Forces to pursue a claim.  By then it may be too late.  You can bring a claim while still serving.  Memories can fade, witnesses move on and evidence lost. Starting your claim soon after the incident gives you the best chance of success.

Start your serious military injury claim today

 For a full assessment and overview of your claim get in touch with us today.

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement, also known as a “no win-no fee” basis. This means that your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.



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