How Does This Happen?
Road Traffic Accidents are common, and during your tenure with the armed forces, you may have been involved in a collision. These can occur both on, and off-duty, but the circumstances of the accident will dictate whether or not you can make a claim, and how you should go about it.
If you have a road accident in the UK, which results in injury, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against the responsible party, in much the same way as a normal member of the public. Regardless as to whether the responsible party is a civilian, or another forces member.
If you have an accident abroad which involves a member of the public, you will need to consult with a personal injury solicitor in the country where the accident happened; but if the accident occurs on-duty, where the party responsible is also a member of the armed forces, then it will be simple for you to make a claim, and a UK based solicitor like us, will be able to help you.
The only time this changes, is where the road accident occurs as a direct result of any on-going conflict that you may have been dealing with. Under these circumstances, you may need to claim compensation via the no fault Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, if your accident took place after the 6th of April 2005. If you are unsure as to where you stand, give us a call and we can help.
Our Military Road Accident Claims Experience
We recognise the monumental commitment, and sacrifice that our troops and their families make, and we passionately believe that service personnel deserve the best medical care and support.
We work at the cutting edge of military accident case law, and it’s likely that we will have overseen a case like yours in the past. This means that we can concentrate on the most critical matters from the outset. Whether you served in the Army, Navy or Royal Air Force (RAF), we can help you.
Dealing with armed forces compensation claims requires a great deal of expertise. Our Solicitors have experience in dealing with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), their claims handling insurers and solicitors. We understand that making a military injury claim, and speaking to a solicitor is frowned upon; so you can rest assured that all of our advice is independent, and strictly confidential. Where you have suffered an injury, it can take a huge physical and emotional toll on you and your family, so we take care to approach these matters in a supportive and sensitive way.
We will assess the present impact of the accident or injury on your health as well as any future implications; such as loss of earnings, costs for therapy, treatment and care. We will then use this information to achieve an armed forces compensation award, which fairly reflects the undue pain, suffering, and inconvenience that you have had to bear. By working in this way, we are able to achieve the greatest possible success for your claim, so that it supports you both now, and in future.
There are time limits in place for making claims of this kind however, so you should speak to us as soon as you are well enough to do so, following your accident. The quicker you seek legal advice, the sooner we can investigate your case achieving the compensation you deserve.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of expert solicitors have a wealth of expertise, and knowledge, that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. So for free, expert advice on pursuing a military injury claim, speak to us today.