Those who join the army accept that there is a great deal of risk inherent in the brave task they perform. However, in the event that a soldier or other member of armed forces personnel sustains brain injury after a military accident, he or she may be entitled to claim just as any other professional or employee would be in similar circumstances.
Army, Navy, or RAF claims
It makes no difference whether a person was a serving member of the Army, Navy, or RAF, if he or she has sustained brain injury after a military accident in the UK and some level of negligence on the part of the relevant organisation has led to the claimant sustaining otherwise avoidable injury, it may be possible to claim.
Avoidable brain injury
Of course, there are risks inherent in all jobs, but this is never more demonstrable than in the armed forces, where combat and other high risk engagements form part and parcel of the everyday task.
However, there is still such a thing as avoidable injury and the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) still provides essential protections to members of the armed forces.
For example, if a member of the army, Navy, or RAF sustains injury in an avoidable accident on a base or other facility in the United Kingdom, he or she has recourse to this act in order to claim compensation.
The following are all examples of situations where, if brain injury is sustained, it may be possible to claim compensation:
- Training exercises
- Slips, trips and falls
- Transport accidents
- Equipment failures
- Assault course and adventure training accidents
- Mountaineering accidents
Seth Lovis & Co. military brain injury claim specialists
Here at Seth Lovis & Co. our specialist team of armed forces personal injury solicitors understand how such cases differ from claims made by civilians.
We treat armed forces claims with the seriousness and sensitivity they deserve, and proceed with determination to ensure justice.
All employers, including the Ministry of Defence, have a duty to provide suitable protection to workers and we will always fight to ensure that where that duty has been neglected, justice is done.
Talk to our team today on 0808 252 0678 for information about claiming compensation for brain injury after a military accident.