Military accidents

The need for specialist advice:

When military personnel join the armed forces they understand their work will not be hazard-free.

However, injuries sometimes occur as a result of accidents or conditions to which service men and women should have been better safeguarded. When these situations happen, service personnel are as entitled as anyone else to claim compensation.

Let our experience make yours that much easier:

At Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall we have 50 years’ experience of dealing with military legal issues.

This means we understand how tough it can be for military personnel to decide to pursue a compensation claim. Nonetheless, we are here to provide you with expert advice that will help you to make that decision on an informed basis.

The armed forces operate a tariff-based injury compensation scheme and we can help you appeal if you feel you have placed in the wrong tariff.

We can also advise you on making claim for injuries on duty caused by:

  • Injuries sustained during training or operations
  • Accidents on a military base
  • Road traffic accidents involving military vehicles or personnel
  • Cold or heat injuries
  • Combat stress
  • Death in service/military inquests
  • Exposure to harmful substances, diseases, illness and deafness
  • Medical negligence

Need expert advice? Let us help:

Please contact either Berin Jones at our Haslingden office on 01706 213356 or Pam Roberts at our Bury office on 0161 761 4611 to discuss any aspect of military accidents.