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Members of the armed forces are employed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and as such are owed a duty of care to keep them safe and free from foreseeable harm. In most instances of combat-related death or injury, relatives will be compensated through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

In cases of negligence, military personnel and/or their families also have the right to seek the representation of independent personal injury lawyers for any claim which goes through the civil or criminal courts.

Yet, military compensation amounts to nothing if the family does not understand why the death of their loved one occurred, or if they feel that nothing has been learned following the incident which caused death, and this is where military inquests can be extremely valuable.

To find out more about how Seth Lovis & Co can assist you in making a claim after a military accident please click here.

Military inquests

A military inquest is a legal investigation, conducted by a coroner, to determine when, where and how a person has died. An inquest does not seek to apportion blame for a death, but it should answer all reasonable questions relating to the fatality.

The inquest is extremely important to any later claim regarding MoD negligence.

Military inquests can be traumatic and highly emotive, and our team of solicitors is sensitive to these issues. We will guide you through the process in a compassionate yet pragmatic manner.

Our team can help obtain important evidence to ensure full disclosure of all circumstances surrounding a military incident which has caused death. Military inquests can be controversial and attract considerable media interest, so we work closely with clients to provide support and assistance during this difficult time.

Do you need legal representation at a military inquest?

Our team of expert personal injury solicitors can explain all you need to know about your rights, funding options and the whole process regarding military inquests and representation for a claim against the MoD.

We can advise you on likely military compensation amounts and will be able to explain the procedures for commencing a claim.

To speak to a solicitor today, please call Seth Lovis & Co on 0370 218 4025. We look forward to helping you at this difficult time.

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