Service in the military is by its very nature a dangerous job, and there are of course inherent risks involved, despite efforts by the Ministry of Defence to minimise them where possible.
However, there are instances, in a combat situation, where the Ministry of Defence has failed in their duty of care to service personnel, by not providing them with adequate kit or support, and the injuries suffered could have been avoided or minimised. Where it can be shown that this was the case, a claim can be brought against the Ministry of Defence.
Outside of the combat arena, service personnel have the right to expect their safety to be protected, and to have suitable training and equipment to carry out their duties properly. If an avoidable injury has been suffered during military service, as in any other job, service personnel may be able to make a claim against their employer.
It is important that clients seek advice as early as possible as they have 3 years from the date of the accident/incident or date of knowledge that the injury was caused by someone’s fault (whichever is the later) within which to issue court proceedings.
There are a number of different types of claims that can be brought as a military claim and these are:
- Poisoning from substances such as asbestos or uranium (lead)
- Deafness claims
- Physical injuries caused in training
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Injuries caused by extreme temperatures
- Unsafe working practices
- Defective or inadequate equipment
- Unsafe accommodation
We seek to set up a team as early as possible in the case to make sure that our clients are receiving the best possible advice. This will include an experienced barrister and team of experts in the appropriate disciplines. At the conclusion of the case, we shall also assist our clients by introducing them to independent financial advisers to discuss and advise upon the investment of their damages for the best returns and to help provide the best future income for the client.
We feel it is extremely important that our clients understand that they are not alone in this process. Once you are a client of Clear Law, you will always be a client of Clear Law, even beyond the conclusion of the case.
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