Military Claims Advice

If you’ve been mistreated in the military, or have been injured due to failings by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), you may be considering bringing a military compensation claim.

As well as helping pay for rehabilitation and lost earnings, a claim can help hold the MOD accountable – and it could be crucial in helping protect your fellow servicemen and servicewomen from further harm. But the rules for making a claim can be complicated, and it’s probably not something you’ve ever had to think about before.

We’ve put together a series of military claims advice pieces to demystify the process, helping you learn more about how it all works and what making a claim against the military might involve:

  • Sezan was really nice, she was very good with me and understood what a difficult time I was going through with the cancer diagnosis, she was really understanding and arranged for me to have some money sooner than I should – I am really grateful for that.  I was kept up to date and well informed.


  • With the help and support from your company, in particular Olivia, who was just incredible at every stage, I’ve managed to take my life on a completely different path and I can’t thank you all enough. You were all so compassionate and handled my case with respect and consideration and exceeded my expectations on every level. Please don’t ever underestimate the difference you can make to people’s lives by doing what you all do, keep supporting people like myself because you really can help victims put their life back together, and for that, I shall always be eternally grateful.

    Child abuse client

  • Bolt Burdon Kemp have been dealing with my daughters claim since  2015 and all staff have been wonderful, in particular Claudia Hillemand who I have been dealing with for the last 18 months. She is very far removed from your traditional stuffy solicitor, she is caring and personable and has made an emotional and difficult  process run as smoothly as she could. This has been a huge help to us as reliving such a bad period in our life has not been easy. She has put us in touch with a whole team of professionals who invest their time and energy in my daughter and who have made a significant difference to her quality of life, these are all, including Claudia, our own team of superhero’s. None of this would have been possible without her.   My wife and I consider her a friend as well as our solicitor.

    Parents of a child with brain injury

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Six-figure settlement for delayed ulcerative colitis diagnosis

Our client, a Private in the British Army, suffered a perforated bowel, following a delayed ulcerative colitis diagnosis by army medical professionals. As a result of his injury and subsequent treatment, he was medically discharged and his army career was cut short. We won the case and negotiated a settlement of £575,000.

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