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Sometimes accidents happen – to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, former service personnel, their families – when on duty or in their private lives.

If the accident was caused by someone else, you might have a claim against them entitling you to compensation, either from them or their insurers.  This is so whether it was an Army accident or any other military accident.

Forces Law members are experienced in pursuing military injury claims and recovering compensation for service personnel and their families ranging from a few hundred pounds to several million pounds, depending upon the severity of the injury and its impact on future service.

Forces Law Solicitors are familiar with military career structures, promotion, pensions, and subsidised housing and can include claims for these in the claim for compensation.  They sometimes amount to the largest part of the claim.

Always remember that in most circumstances personal injury claims as well as claims for a military injury have to be started in the Court before the third anniversary of the accident otherwise it is too late to bring a claim.  This even applies to servicemen who are still serving who wish to make a claim in connection with their work.  Do not delay until you leave – it might be too late.  Get in touch as soon as possible.

Even if your accident occurred as a result of no one’s fault, and it occurred on or after 6th April 2005, you might still be entitled to compensation for your injuries under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).  Under this Scheme, generally, claims must be made within 7 years of the injury.  The amount of compensation is calculated in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Scheme which your solicitor will be able to explain to you, as well as the process of applying.

Your Forces Law Solicitor will tell you about the best way to fund your claim and how much it might cost.  It could very well be that when the claim is finished you will not have anything to pay because the other side will have paid most if not all of your Solicitor’s costs.  Until then your Solicitor will be able to tell you whether he is prepared to act for you on a Conditional Fee basis (generally known as “No Win, No Fee’) so that your Solicitor will share with you any risk in conducting your case.

Getting compensation via an armed forces injury claim can take time but your Forces Law Solicitor will be happy to help and guide you throughout.

 

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