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Military Personal Injury

Serving in the armed forces comes with risks and injuries can happen. Unfortunately, serious injuries can affect your career, either through a medical downgrade or medical discharge, and it can also be a challenge to find work as a civilian when you are injured or disabled.

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The point of a personal injury claim is to compensate you for your injury and also for your financial losses, such as lost income, employment benefits and your pension. Where your career has been negatively affected or lost, then you may have a very significant financial claim. For most claims to be successful, you will need to show that your injury was caused or made worse by someone else.

There may be many reasons for your injury, for example:

  • You may have suffered an injury whilst training which could have been avoided
  • You may have been assaulted and/or harassed
  • You may have been involved in a collision.

In addition to a civil military compensation claim, you may also have a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation and/or War Pension Schemes. You will normally be able to bring these claims in addition to your civil claim.

How we can help

Whatever the reason for your injury, whether it is physical or psychological, our specialist solicitors are here to help you.

We will investigate your case and collect evidence to prove how your injury happened and the losses that you have suffered. Where we can establish good prospects of success, we will pursue a claim for you to be fully compensated. We will arrange for you to be assessed by experts who will report on your medical condition and the treatment you will need. We will also instruct other experts to advise on your financial losses, the impact on your life and your career.

In addition to a civil claim, you may be entitled to bring a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), and we can help you with this too.

Time limits

Time limits will apply to civil claims and these are normally three years from the date you were injured. There may be ways to extend time to bring a claim in special circumstances. You should discuss this with a solicitor as soon as possible so that you can explore your options.

If you think you have a claim then please contact us. We work on a no-win, no-fee basisYou can discuss your case with one of our specialist solicitors in complete confidence and without charge.

Meet our Military Claims Team

Hannah Swarbrick
Senior Associate – Part of the Military Claims Team
Gaggan Mawi
Partner – Part of the Military Claims Team
Claire Withey
Associate – Part of the Military Claims Team
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