MoD Compensation Claims
Due to the dangerous nature of serving in the armed forces, the probability of sustaining an injury or accident in the line of duty is high. However, that doesn’t mean that it should be accepted that your safety will always be at risk while on duty.
It is still your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you are adequately protected while fulfilling your duties out of active combat, as well as offering you the relevant training and equipment to keep you safe both in and out of combat situations
If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered an injury during military service which could have been avoided if health and safety measures had been followed, our experts can help you with your MoD claims.
Common MoD Compensation Claims
The injuries sustained during active duty in military service can vary massively, meaning that there are many things that can be claimed for if it can be proved that the victim was not at fault and the injuries sustained were a result of negligence.
Some of the most common injuries that armed forces personnel claim MoD compensation for include:
- Blindness/sight impairment
- Brain injury/cognitive impairment/head injury
- Deafness/hearing impairment
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Frostbite, Gangrene and Trench Foot
- Crush injuries
- Dental injury
- Bone Fractures
- Psychological Conditions eg. PTSD
- Speech impairment
- Spinal injuries
- Clinical Negligence
Depending on the nature of your injury, our expert MoD solicitors are able to help you submit a claim, whether it’s through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or as a civil claim.
We understand that it can be daunting to make a personal injury claim against an employer as prolific as the Ministry of Defence, but our team are here to represent you and your case and get you the MoD compensation that you deserve.
The Ministry of Defence is like any employer in the sense that it is their responsibility to ensure their employees’ safety while they undertake their duties. While they are not liable for any injuries sustained on the battlefield and it is not their duty to ensure battlefield conditions are safe, it is their duty to ensure that employees are adequately trained and provided with the relevant personal protection equipment for their duties and during training.
Failure to do so can result in accident or injury, and they can be held accountable if they are proved to have been negligent and the injured parties would be within their right to submit MoD claims against them
If you have any questions or would like to start your MoD compensation claim with us today, call us on 01772562084 via our MoD claims form below and we’ll get back to you.