Military Negligence Claims
Serving in the military is a dangerous profession, one that needs courage and commitment. Unfortunately, all too often serving personal are injured or killed fighting for their country and hence all servicemen and women have the respect of a nation behind them. Although working in the military is more than just a job, in legal terms it is no different than working for a civilian employer. As such, the Ministry of Defence has a duty of care to protect the safety of its employees like any other employer. In cases where it fails in this duty, military negligence claims may be possible.
It is important to note however, that injuries during combat itself are not liable in any way to making a personal injury claim. This is known as combat immunity and means that the Ministry of Defence cannot be held liable in such extreme conditions as close quarter combat. The Ministry has its own compensation scheme in place for those injured in combat. Military negligence claims only cover injuries that were caused by negligence and mistakes on behalf of the military and not caused by enemy fire.
However, if the military has been negligent in it’s care of your health and safety, a claim may be possible for compensation. For your case to be successful, it has to be proved that the MoD has been negligent in its care. This is easier in some cases than others. For example, an accident during a training exercise is a lot easier to prove liability for. This is because risk assessments and precautions should have taken place before completion of the training activity. Claims against the military can be complicated, and for this reason it is important to use an experienced military negligence claims solicitor for your case.
Below is a list of some example military negligence claims:
- Training exercise accidents
- Road traffic accident involving military personnel
- Injury caused by inappropriate or defective equipment
- Military medical negligence claims
- Insufficient training
This list is by no means exhaustive as there are many different accidents and injuries that could be caused by military negligence. If you have suffered injury while serving in the military then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them recover from their injuries. At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have a reputation for winning people the maximum amount of compensation available in the quickest possible time.
Military negligence claims solicitor
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have vast experience in dealing with military negligence compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK military negligence claims solicitor who specialise in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your military negligence claim.