Serving in the Armed Forces means you risk your life on a regular basis – and you shouldn’t have to worry about anything other than the job in hand.
Perhaps you injured yourself during a training expedition? Or broke a bone jumping out of a parachute? The Army is an employer like any other, and is therefore responsible for minimising risks wherever possible.
You can’t be protected in a direct combat situation (this is called “combat immunity”) but you must be provided with suitable training and equipment to carry out your duties properly. Your environment must be kept clear of anything hazardous (e.g. toxic chemicals, slippery floors).
Since 1987 the Crown Proceedings (Armed Force) Act has allowed military personnel to claim compensation for personal injury sustained during service if the Army have been seen to fail in their legal ‘duty of care’ or health and safety duties.
If you have suffered an injury during military service, an ongoing medical condition worsened, or you’re an ex-serviceman but you are still suffering due to a condition related to your time in the Army (physical or mental), you may be entitled to compensation.
Call us free on 0800 320 2121 for a friendly, discreet and above all FREE conversation about how we might be able to help you make a claim.