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Military Accident at Work Claims

Victims of military accidents at work had until 1987 been unable to make personal injury claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for injuries sustained during their service.

Fortunately, the Crown Proceedings (Armed Force) Act 1987 overturned this so that claims can be made against the MoD for failure to carry out their legal duty of care, or health and safety responsibilities. In the same way as other employers, the MoD are obliged to protect its employees from avoidable harm with preventative measures, such as health and safety training and by providing necessary safety equipment to enable you to do your job effectively.

In the event that this does not happen and you think that you have suffered a personal injury as a result, you are in a position to make a military accident claim against your employer, without fear of reprisals, on the basis of negligence.

What is a Military Accident at Work?

Military personnel working in the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force can suffer a personal injury resulting from an accident at work that could have been avoided with the correct safeguarding. Breach of these obligations give rise to claims being made against the MoD on the grounds of occupational negligence.

The impact of a military accident and workplace injury, particularly a serious one, can be detrimental to the person and their family. Physical pain, discomfort and financial losses are just some of the consequences.

Individuals may also require surgery, physiotherapy, counselling and other treatments which can then mean they are either temporarily or permanently off work.

Common Military Accidents at Work

There are various circumstances in which military personnel can bring a claim for compensation as a result of a military accident or injury. Some of the situations that we have helped our clients with include:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Back injuries
  • Trips and falls
  • Nerve damage
  • Deafness
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Training accidents
  • Unsafe working practices
  • Injury from unsafe or defective equipment

How to make a Military accident at Work Claim

If you have suffered from personal injuries through no fault of your own our solicitors can help you to make a military accident at work claim for compensation.

To make sure we are armed with all the right information to make a strong case, it is important that you keep all documentation relating to your injuries, including any GP or hospital visits, and witness accounts.

To make a Military Accident Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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