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Accidents within the Military, Navy & Air Force

At SC Law we have a specialist team of personal injury lawyers that handle a variety of personal injury claims for service personnel working within the military, naval and air forces, which may include some of the following frequent accidents that occur:

  • Arduous exercise training whilst at work 
  • Defective weapons and defective machinery 
  • Exercises in the UK and abroad 
  • Explosions 
  • Falling from apparatus on assault courses 
  • Motor accidents 
  • Mountaineering  accidents
  • Whilst moving around a military base by vehicle or on foot

The Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force amongst all other military sectors have the same duties as all other employers to provide a safe system of work to all its employees. The demands that come with any role in the Army, Navy or Royal Air Force bring danger and personal challenge so when accidents happen the injuries can often be catastrophic and life changing. An accident may occur at any time, for example, during the course of deployment, in the course of your duties or even whilst on a training expedition.

  • Our specialised lawyers will advise you from the outset whether it is likely that you may have a claim 
  • Where appropriate we will use specialist experts to prepare any liability reports (our lawyers have even used the expert experience of worldwide known mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonnington and Douglas Scott.)

It may be that you have suffered a variety of physical and psychological injuries or have sustained burns and scarring. Whatever your situation, at SC Law we will assist you with your claim.

Choosing the right solicitor for your case is an important decision. It is essential you chose a solicitor who is a specialist in claims against the Armed Forces. Do not simply go to the nearest solicitor, or for example the solicitor who did your Will or conveyancing. Similarly do not feel obliged to use a law firm appointed by your home or any other legal expenses insurance. When making a personal injury claim, you should be selective about which lawyer you use and have the freedom to appoint any lawyer of your choice. At SC Law we are experts in dealing with claims for compensation for personal injury.

If your claim is successful, the compensation you will receive is usually assessed under various categories which include:

General damages

For pain, suffering and loss of quality of life (ie if you are unable to carry out normal activities, such as sports and hobbies).

Losses and Expenses

Where appropriate we can claim for financial costs you have incurred as a result of your injury, such as loss of earnings, travelling, medication costs, rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with housework or gardening. This may include future expenses where you are unable to return to work as a result of your injury, or have to return to a lesser paid job, which may include reduced benefits such as loss of pension or rehabilitation, aids and equipment and assistance with home help.


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Areas covered - Personal Injury, Family, Employment and Wills.

Why Choose Us

  • 100% success rate
  • Our solicitors have never lost a case at trial
  • Tailor-made service for serious injury claims
  • High success rates in complex liability claims
  • Post-settlement advice to protect your award
  • Qualified lawyer dealing with your case
  • Specialists in catastrophic injury claims, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries
  • Proven excellent negotiators who have secured substantial awards