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As a serving member of our armed forces, should you suffer injuries, on or off duty, you have the same rights to claim for damages as any other citizen.
When a service person suffers an injury, the pain and loss that is felt is often amplified by the fear of not knowing what the future holds for them. Many fail to make a claim at all, having been misinformed about their rights. We know only too well that bringing a military injury claim, or even speaking to a lawyer about bringing a claim, can be seen as a daunting prospect. The fact is that no matter how serious or minor the injury, if you were not responsible for what occurred, you should seek compensation.
Speak to one of our lawyers. They will help you make the decision that is right for YOU and all initial consultations are FREE and without obligation. Above all we will treat you with the respect and compassion that you deserve, with the knowledge that our dealings with you are strictly confidential.
Our clients know that we are there to fight for them to make sure that they get the very best independent advice, and the very best outcome.
Military injury claims can be complex. Our team of lawyers have many years of experience of bringing claims for all sorts of circumstances, but we have the added advantage of someone in the team who has also served in the armed forces. Having an experienced solicitor with a military background will prove crucial. That knowledge enables us to swiftly understand the facts and, most importantly, know who to approach for expert advice and opinions, which enables us to ensure that our clients are awarded the compensation they need and deserve.
Whilst we are ideally located in London and the South of England, close to some of our main strategic military bases, we handle military injury claims throughout the UK, dealing with all types of injury claims. We have access to providers of the best private treatment and rehabilitation to make sure that whilst we are fighting, and winning, your legal claim, you are being cared for.
What we can do
Our team can advise on a wide range of military injury claims, including:
- Injuries on training exercises in the UK and overseas
- Operations, including aviation and naval incidents
- Diseases and illnesses contracted by exposure to chemicals and dangerous substances, including noise induced hearing loss
- Faulty weapons and equipment
- Injuries suffered as a result of poor training and instruction
- Parachuting incidents
- Injuries suffered in the gymnasium and the assault course
- Medical negligence in both military and civilian hospitals
- Sporting and adventure training injuries
- Road traffic incidents, in the UK and overseas
- Inquests and military investigations into fatalities, in the UK and overseas
For military injury claims we also advise our clients on their claim for any resulting loss of future earnings, including lost promotion, and their military pension.
We also provide advice on claims submitted under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme so that you are suitably armed to know how and when to apply for a reconsideration or an appeal. It is important for us to remind you that a military injury claim can still be brought as it may result in you receiving a significantly higher amount of compensation overall.
Our military injury claim lawyers belong to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels.
Following an initial consultation, at a place of convenience for you, we will investigate and build the evidence in your claim. Your lawyer is personally assigned to you and he or she is available by telephone, email or post (you choose) by which they will keep you up-to-date with the developments in your claim.
We urge you to speak to us as soon as possible after you have suffered your injuries as with any claim for compensation in the UK, a military injury claim must have either been settled or any civil court proceedings commenced within three years of the date of the incident or injury.
What else we can do
We have teams who supplement our military injury claims service by also providing legal advice on such matters as housing, family issues, employment rights, buying and selling a house and drafting wills.
What will it cost me to bring a Military Injury Claim?
We at Blake Lapthorn have available to our injured clients various funding schemes, including 'no win-no fee' agreements.
Your input is crucial to the success of your military injury claim and we will invite you to attend meetings with us and experts who may likely be involved, especially medical experts. We work with our clients; it is after all their claim, so we like to involve you as much as possible.
For specialist advice on your military injury claim, please contact Grant Evatt at our Southampton office on 023 8085 7304 or email him at email@example.com
We look forward to working with you.
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