Anybody who is injured as a result of militaristic service is entitled to make a claim to receive compensation for their injuries. This is thanks to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, which provides details on the compensation package a member of the army is entitled to in relation to any personal injury they have suffered. It provides compensation for any injury suffered while on service, be it physical or mental, as well as providing compensation for families in the scenario where a person on service passes away.
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme provides support for the following;
Regular Service Personnel
Former members of the armed forces who received an injury before the 6th April 2005
The time limit for a compensation claim for a Military Injury is 5 years from the date of the injury, however there can be possible exceptions for conditions that take a while to arise.
The scheme is relatively simple and categorises injuries into 15 sections, on which compensation is based. Level 1 is reserved for the most severe injuries, for which victim receive the highest payout. The sections then decrease in severity and potential compensation down to Level 15, which deals with minor injuries such as broken fingers or small burns. Those on levels 1 – 11 are also entitled to an income which is worked out by multiplying the pensionable pay by a factor relating to the age of the victim.
In addition to this, the Ministry of Defence is also potentially liable in the role of an employer, like any other employer, and thus if you feel that you injury came about due to negligence on their part, you may also be entitled to claim compensation for this.
Simply contact us on our freephone number 0800 970 2727 or by e-mail or use our online form.