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If you’re not sure if you have a case or need more information, our team of expert solicitors have years of experience of bringing military claims and representing both former and current service personnel. We can help determine the best route to take to gain both compensation and accountability from the Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) is run by the Ministry of Defence and available to current and former Armed Forces personnel. Its aim is to award compensation to personnel whose illness or injury was caused as a result of service.
The type of award applicants receive – whether it’s a lump sum or guaranteed income payment – depends on the nature and severity of the injury. This will always be assessed in line with the scheme’s tables of compensation, which are set by the government.
Civil claims tend to secure a much larger amount of compensation for the injured individual than AFCS compensation. This is because the objective of a civil claim is to put the individual back in the position they would have been in, had the accident or negligence not happened. Compensation from a civil claim takes into account the loss of both past and future earnings.
This will vary depending on the severity of the illness or injury. However, the average payout from a civil claim is 17 times bigger than the average payout from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.* For this reason, we recommend people pursue compensation through both the AFCS and the Civil Court.
If you’ve suffered an illness or injury as a result of your time in the armed forces, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with our team of expert military claims lawyers to discuss your case and find out how we can help.
*Based on cases Bolt Burdon Kemp has fought and won.
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