By its very nature, serving in the Armed Forces is potentially risky. Everyone who attests and puts on a uniform accepts that: indeed, for many of us, it’s one of the attractions.
But there’s a difference between facing danger in the line of duty, and suffering injury because of an accident, or someone else’s negligence. Plus, of course, things can also go wrong in normal everyday life: Service people are human too!
At Forces Law, we’ve helped numerous serving and former Service people and their families pursue claims for injuries they’ve sustained in military accidents. Unlike most personal injury (PI) lawyers, we understand military career and promotion structures, pensions, housing and other issues, often from personal experience of serving. We can then build these considerations into your compensation claim: in many cases, these make up the bulk of any settlement. Over the years, we’ve won compensation for injured Service personnel ranging from a few hundred to several million pounds.
We can also advise you on the likely cost of making a claim, and how best to fund it. Depending on the nature of the claim, we may be able to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so you won’t risk being left out of pocket.
Getting compensation for a military injury can take time, but we’ll be with you all the way. It’s important to note that, by law, there are strict time limits on making claims, so if you think you may have a case, or would like more general advice, please call our helpline NOW: the number is 0845 601 1260, and lines are open 24/7. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org