Military Injury Compensation & Military Accident Claims

Many members of the armed forces have suffered debilitating accidents during training or combat situations.

The Ministry of Defence, like any other employer, has the legal duty to guarantee the safety and well-being of its employees.

Generally speaking, you can’t sue the Ministry of Defence in a civil court for injuries sustained in a combat situation. Contact our experienced solicitors today as we can advise on what’s the best way to file a military accident claim.

Causes of Military Accidents

Circumstances leading to military injuries include:

  • Explosive training exercise
  • Jungle warfare training
  • Parachute jumping
  • Driving heavy goods vehicles
  • Defective guns or combat equipment
  • Being exposed to dangerous chemicals
  • Psychological injuries resulting from a military combat
  • Assaults (by colleagues)
  • Inadequate or incorrect medical treatment
  • Aeroplane and helicopter accidents
  • Hazardous chemicals


How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.