Our Personal Injury Solicitors deal with armed forces accident, personal injury and illness claims on a No Win No Fee basis. If we take on your military injury claim, there is no financial risk to you, win or lose.
As part of the Co-op Group our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.
For free legal advice call our Military Injury Claims Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us and we will help you.
Personal Injury Claims against MoD
Our military personal injury claims team includes former British armed forces and MoD Claims Department personnel who have considerable expertise and understanding of a wide range of military accident, injury and illness cases.
In particular military accidents involving training exercises, abseiling, defective equipment, diving, parachuting, road transport accidents, air and sea transport accidents, helicopter accidents, negligent military discharges, explosions, injuries as a result of exposure to extreme hot or cold weather and illnesses caused by exposure to harmful chemicals or dangerous materials.
If you or a member of your family are in this situation you may be entitled to receive military injury compensation and/or military disability compensation for:
- Past, current and anticipated future pain and suffering
- Anticipated loss of earnings, rank and career opportunities
- Anticipated medical care required to support you in the future
- Prosthetics, rehabilitation aids and support to help you in the future.
How We Can Help You
We offer free legal advice without the jargon to help you understand if you have a claim for compensation, and our No Win No Fee agreements cover all the legal expenses, win or lose.
If we take on your military injury claim you will have designated Military Injury Claims Solicitor who will want to meet with you to fully understand your situation. Your Co-op Legal Solicitor has a dedicated team of legal, medical and military claims experts to ensure that we can deliver the best service possible in pursuing your personal injury claim against MoD.
Our expert team will listen to the circumstances and details of what happened to you, and provide you with a no nonsense opinion on your prospects of making a successful personal injury claim against the Ministry of Defence.
We have successfully claimed compensation for many ex-service men and women, or those currently serving in the Armed Forces, having worked in this area since injury claims could be first brought against the MoD in 1987. Our military injury claims team includes former armed forces and MoD Claims Department personnel, who understand British military culture, and the unique issues you are facing; and the MoD compensation claims process.
In cases of severe personal injury and psychological trauma, we work hard to provide a sympathetic and understanding service, supporting you throughout the process and working to secure the justice and the compensation you deserve.
This applies equally, if not more so, in cases where a fatal military accident has occurred, and the claim is being brought by surviving relatives.
For free legal advice call our Military Injury Claims Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us and we will call you.
Your Injury Claim against MoD
If we take on your military injury claim against MoD, we will explain each step in clear, jargon free language and keep you regularly informed as your claim progresses. We understand how the MoD injury claims process works and are uniquely placed to deal with their insurers and Solicitors.
It may initially seem daunting to pursue an injury claim against MoD, but MoD has adequate funds in place to cover military injury claims for compensation. Most of the correspondence during the claim will be with the MoD's insurer and Solicitors rather than the MoD itself.
We offer a bespoke rehabilitation program should our experts believe that your injuries require clinical or non-clinical assistance and that you would benefit from such assistance. We believe our proactive approach will have a positive impact on your recovery and that it will make a significant difference during your recovery period.
We offer a confidential service within our professional obligations which ensures that should you wish to pursue a claim for personal injury the MoD are not be able to take a hostile view.
Military Accident and Injury Claims include:
- Post Traumatic Stress Order (PTSD)
- Sent in with defective equipment or inadequate equipment
- Strategic planning – tactics were problematic from the start
- Defective equipment such as tanks, helicopters, jeeps
- Guns, vests, helmets etc. (personal equipment).
Non-Combat / Military Training Exercise Claims
- Health and Safety risk assessments in place
- Correct equipment available for the training exercise
- Defective equipment used in training exercise.
Military Work Accidents
- Burn injuries
- Trips and slips
- Falls from height
- Vehicle accidents on base.
Time Limits for Military Injury Claims
As British military personnel are deployed across the world by various modes of transport, the time limits for bringing a claim against the MoD varies and analysis is required. For example, in England and Wales the time limit for bringing an injury claim against the MoD is 3 years from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge; whichever is the later.
When British Soldiers, Sailors or Air Force personnel suffer personal injury as a result of an accident on a boat or an aircraft the time limit is 2 years.
Service personnel who bring a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme have 7 years within which to bring their claim.
Military personnel who make a claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Overseas) Scheme (CICO) have 2 years from the date of the injury, but must have their application countersigned by their Commanding Officer.
Soldiers, Sailors or Air Force personnel who make a claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) have 2 years from the date of the injury to make a claim.
If you have suffered an injury or are suffering an illness due to the conditions that you have been exposed to whilst engaged in military service and feel that the MoD is to blame, we can review your claim at no cost to you and advise you on what to do next.
For free legal advice call our Military Injury Claim Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us and we will help you.
APIL Members - Several of our Personal Injury Solicitors are members of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Co-op Legal Services has offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.