Since 1987, members of our Armed Forces have been able to pursue a claim against the Ministry of Defence if they have been injured either in the UK or overseas in an accident that was not their fault.
Hilary Meredith Military Law Solicitors has over 25 years experience in pursuing traumatic personal injury claims on behalf of the Armed Forces Service personnel whose injuries may be catastrophic and life changing, often with permanent injuries requiring an extensive hospital stay and long-term radical changes to lifestyle, mobility, professional care – and earning ability. All military accident injuries whether catastrophic or less serious can be devastating and life changing.
Our specialist team take military accident claims on a “no win no fee” basis.
Types of Military Claims
- Accidents on Manoeuvres
- Combat Accidents
- Occupational Diseases
- Non-Freezing Cold Injury – NFCI
- Hearing Loss – NIHL
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Military Inquests and Fatal Accidents
- Criminal Injuries
- Armed Forces Medical/Clinical Negligence
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Friendly Fire Incidents
- Inadequate/Faulty Equipment and Machinery
- Parachuting Accidents
- Boxing Injuries
- Heat Injuries
- Mental Health or Psychological Conditions
Claim for a Military Injury
You can claim compensation for your pain and suffering caused by the injury and illness. In addition you can claim for any past and future financial losses such as:-
- Past and future loss of earnings
- Delay or loss of promotion
- Pension loss
- Care costs
- Aid and equipment you might need
- Future treatment costs
- Adapted housing
It is important to recognise that you usually only have three years from the date of the accident to claim compensation for a military accident. You CAN and should claim against the Ministry of Defence whilst still in Service and we have reassurance that this will not affect your Armed Forces career.
“The military careers of Armed Forces personnel who claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or through the Court should not suffer as a result of that claim.” Baroness Taylor
Immediate Help – and a Practical Life Plan after a Military Accident
When you talk to Hilary Meredith Military Accident Solicitors Ltd, immediate emotional and practical support will be offered, aimed at looking after all the parties involved in the military accident claim. Above all, however, we will seek to ensure that the injured person is well cared for, has a worthwhile future and receives a level of military accident compensation required to meet every lifetime need.
Traumatic injury and severe military accidents change lives forever. For the victim, nothing will be the same again; for the family and friends, the shock can be equally traumatic, leaving behind grief, anger and a sense of helplessness. At Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd, we take a holistic approach to our services, providing long-term support which satisfies the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all those concerned.
Our first priority is to provide support and encouragement at a time of hurt and loss; at the same time though, we offer practical help with your MoD Claim, planning a long-term life strategy designed to restore the injured person’s quality of life and maximum independence through rehabilitation, mobility and satisfaction of special needs. Combine these elements together, and you have a very special, caring service which is uniquely, Hilary Meredith Solicitors Ltd.
To discuss your claim free of charge and without obligation with our award winning team contact us on 0800 124 4444 or start your claim now.
In addition to a legal 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.