Military injury and accident claims

At AWH, we can help you with your accident claim if you have been injured or become ill as a result of negligence in the military.

When you get in touch, our military claims experts will assess your situation and provide you with a clear indication of what compensation you may be entitled to.

All military accident claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis and all consultations are completely free.

Starting your military claim

We understand that starting a military accident claim can be frightening, but there is no need to worry. With AWH by your side, you can be confident you will receive the best care. We will offer you straight-forward and jargon-free advice from the start, guiding you through the military claims process with care and expertise.

Common military injuries you can claim compensation for:

  • Hearing loss
  • Injuries caused by training accidents
  • Injuries caused by combat accidents
  • Injuries caused by road traffic accidents
  • Injuries caused by exposure to harmful substances
  • Injuries caused by faulty or inadequate equipment

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused as a result of negligence in the military, we can help you claim compensation.

We will be here throughout your military accident claim, providing you with expert legal care when you need it most. Book in your free consultation and find out if we can help you claim compensation.

 

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Common military injury claims

Training accident claims

We understand that training accidents do happen, but if they happen due to a lack of safety measures, you shouldn’t be left to deal with the consequences.

If a training accident has resulted in injury, we can help you assess your eligibility to claim compensation. We can assist you with your military accident claim if your injury was sustained as a result of being given inadequate equipment, lack of training preparation, lack of briefing prior to the training exercise or lack of PPE.

To find out what military accident compensation you may be eligible for, get in touch. 

Combat accidents claims

Combat accident claims cannot be made against the Ministry of Defence for injuries you have suffered in a direct combat situation, however you can claim compensation if it can be proven that the MoD has failed in their duty to protect you as an employee.

The MoD could be considered to have failed in their duty of care if, for example, you weren’t given proper equipment or suitable training.

If you have been injured during combat, and you believe this is due to failings of the MoD, then get in touch. We will go through the details of your accident and injuries and assess if you are eligible to make a military accident claim.

Hearing loss and tinnitus claims

You can suffer from life-long hearing damage if the right hearing protection wasn’t provided during your time in service.

Without the adequate protective equipment, hearing loss and tinnitus can develop either as a result of repeated exposure to excessive noise or as a result of a single instance of exposure to a very loud noise.

Have you not been provided with the required hearing protection during your service?

As hearing damage generally could have been prevented with the right hearing protection, you will likely be eligible to claim compensation for this type of negligence.

To find out how you can get compensated for your hearing loss, contact our team today.

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Non-freezing cold injury claims

Non-freezing cold injuries are more commonly known as “trench-foot” or cold weather injuries. They are the most common type of military injury in the UK, affecting military personnel who have been exposed to cold and wet conditions for an extended period of time without being able to dry properly.

There are a range of ways in which non-freezing cold injuries can be prevented, including by:

  • Limiting exposure to cold and wet conditions
  • Recognising and treating symptoms early
  • Keeping hands and feet as dry as possible

If you have developed a non-freezing cold injury that you believe could have been prevented, let us help you. When you get in touch, we can assess your situation and bring forward a military compensation claim on your behalf. 

Exposure to harmful substances claims

In certain military roles you may need to work closely with, or around, harmful substances such as strong cleansing chemicals, petrol, gas an asbestos. If the right protective measures aren’t in place, exposure to these substances can cause you to develop conditions like dermatitis, asthma and cancer.

If your health has been affected by exposure to harmful chemicals whilst serving in the military, you have the right to claim for compensation.

Our military accident claim solicitors can help you assess if you can claim compensation for health issues caused by exposure to harmful substances during your service.

Criminal injury claims

If you have become the victim of criminal violence whilst serving in the military, you may be able to make a claim for criminal injury compensation.

There are two types of schemes, supporting those who have become a victim of criminal violence:

  • If you were a victim of criminal violence in the UK or its territories, you can claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme (CICA)
  • If you were a victim of criminal violence whilst deployed in another country, you can claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Overseas) Scheme (CICO)

It is important to note, that if you bring a claim using the CICO scheme, it must be countersigned by your Commanding Officer.

Amputation claims

Serious accidents can occur during your time in the military, but if they occur as a result of a lack of safety measures, faulty equipment or a lack of training, they should have been prevented. When such preventable accidents leave you with injuries, you are entitled to compensation. When an accident has caused such a serious injury that you have had to undergo an amputation, we can help you get the compensation you deserve with the help of our claims experts.

We understand that amputation has a devastating impact on your life, and we know that often the impact of such a severe injury is not just felt physically and mentally, but also financially. To help you relieve financial pressures brought on by your amputation, we can help you assess if you are eligible for compensation.

With military accident compensation you can ensure that your finances are taken care of, even if you no longer have the ability to work and earn.

If you have suffered an amputation due to an accident that occurred in a training or combat situation, get in touch. 

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Fatal injury claims

If you have lost a close relative in a military accident as a result of the military’s negligence, you will understandably need answers.

We can help you assess if you are eligible to make a claim for the death of your loved one. We will go through what happened in detail and help you receive compensation, and justice, for your loss.


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Getting started with your military accident claim

How we can help you

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused as a result of negligence in the military, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for expert guidance and advice and get started with your military accident claim.

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