- The accident was sustainsted whilst in the Armed Forces in the UK or overseas
- The accident occured at work or on manoeuvres
- The accident was not their fault
In addition to a civil claim for compensation you may be able to make a claim under the non fault Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) which covers all regular and reserve personnel whose injury, ill health or death was caused by service on or after the 6th April 2005.
In view of the recent development that military personnel fear for their careers if they sue the MOD, Hilary Meredith has confirmation from Baroness Taylor, on behalf of the Government that; “The military careers of Armed Forces personnel who claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or through the Courts should not suffer as a result of that claim.” This is in response to Hilary Meredith’s Parliamentary question in the House of Lords on 3rd December 2009.
Criminal Injuries (Overseas) Scheme – this scheme was specifically introduced to compensate military personnel if you are posted overseas and are the vicitm of a crime of violence you may be entitled to compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Overseas) Scheme (CICO).
- Negligent Discharge
- Helicopter / Aviation accidents
- Parachuting accidents
- Skiing accidents
- Faulty equipment and machinery
- Accidents on manoeuvres
- RTA’s with civilians
- Criminal Injuries compensation
- A legal expense policy – if you have a legal expenses policy (through your car or house insurance), this could be used to pay for your legal expenses. We can check this for you.
- Our no-win, no-fee option. Under certain circumstances, we offer this option, under a conditional fee arrangement, back by insurance – and we will explain this in full to you.
- Legal Aid – this is available only in rare circumstances, which we will be happy to discuss with you
To discuss your claim free of charge with our military accident team contact us on 0800 124 4444 or start your claim now.