Forces Law

Medical Negligence

Staying fit and in good health are fundamental in military service. And whether you’re injured in training, or wounded in action, the Armed Forces will do everything to get you back to fighting condition as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, even when you’re in the best military or civilian medical care, mistakes do happen. Your condition may be wrongly diagnosed – or missed altogether – and your treatment may be delayed or mismanaged. In such cases, you might be able to make a claim for medical negligence, and obtain compensation.

At Forces Law, we have a unique combination of legal expertise and inside knowledge of how the Services work; unlike most civilian lawyers, many of us have spent time in uniform ourselves. That means we understand issues like career and promotion structures, Armed Forces pensions, housing arrangements and so on, all of which need to be built into your compensation claim. And it works: over the years, we’ve obtained settlements for serving and former personnel and their families, ranging from a few hundred pounds to payouts running into millions.

Making a medical negligence claim takes time; and in legal cases, as in all things, time is money. We’ll advise you on the potential cost, and talk about working on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so we share the risk with you. Because when we say we’re on your side, we really mean it.

It’s important to remember that the law sets strict time limits on medical negligence claims. So if you think you may have a case, please get in touch NOW. You can call us on 0239 262 6888  – lines are open all day, every day – or email

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What our clients say

Thank you for everything you have done!! You have been amazing from start to finish, I just wish I had come to you in the first place as my previous solicitor didn’t even know there were special rules for Armed Forces wives. Biscoes Solicitors.

(Bolt Burdon Kemp.) You have always been professional, meticulous, understanding, adaptable and really gone up and above in all aspect of our case and customer care. Not once during your representation have we had to worry or question your ability, directions, guidance or choice of experts or legal representation, which alleviates some of the worry and burden that litigation brings.

Sgt RLC, Military claims client.

(Wace Morgan Solicitors LLP) Very compassionate, caring and professional service. Very hard to improve on 100%. Good standard of service.

Do not hesitate to use Wolferstans as your solicitors. I have used them now on two occasions and they are quite simply the very best there is. Helpful, friendly, efficient but above all honest with you from start to finish. My most recent case was a triumph and that was down to their dedication and professional handling of the case. In short they saved me my future and I will be eternally grateful.

Mr Hall, Plymouth.

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