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Military Injury Compensation Claims

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No win, no fee Military Injury claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a military injury lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Specialist solicitors

Specialist solicitors

Anyone who suffers injury or illness caused by their military service is entitled to compensation, but it is important to seek expert legal advice and ensure any damages claimed for are fully reflective of the impact of suffering and loss experienced.

If you or a member of your family has suffered injury by serving in the Armed Forces, or if you have lost a loved one in service, you have a right to seek compensation.

Specialist military injury solicitors

Specialist military injury solicitors

Hudgell Solicitors’ dedicated team of military claims solicitors are experienced in securing compensation for members of the British Armed Forces who suffer injuries and illness caused through serving in the British Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the Reserve Forces including those who may have been affected by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Our team has many years of experience in supporting people injured from serving in the military and will consider the full details of your individual case to provide clear advice as to the best route to claiming suitable compensation.

Our lawyers will discuss two possible legal routes to claiming compensation for injuries and illness caused through military service.

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The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)

AFCS
  • Lump sum damages up to £650,000.
  • Compensation irrespective of fault.

This Government scheme, managed by Veterans UK, offers set amounts of compensation for injuries, illness or death either caused or made worse by military service, either on or after April 6 2005.

It is open to all current and former members of the UK Armed Forces and claims can also be made in respect of a lost loved one due to an incident whilst they were in service.

This scheme offers ‘lump-sum payments’ for pain and suffering, with the amount of compensation awarded dependent on the severity of the injury and impact on the individual’s everyday life and ability to work.

AFCS claims

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Military injury compensation claims

Military compensation
  • Claims against MOD for Negligence.
  • Uncapped damages.

In some cases the Ministry of Defence (MoD) can be held responsible and ‘at fault’ for failing in its duty of care, leading to physical and mental injuries.

Such claims have no set compensation limit, unlike the AFCS scheme, so our lawyers will consider the merits of your case and the impact it has on your future life, when advising on the best legal route to pursue.

Specialist lawyers from our clinical negligence, serious personal injury and injuries abroad teams will be instructed to act on your behalf and provide their expert experience to run your case.

Military negligence claims

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Hearing Loss Claims

Hearing Loss Claims

It’s estimated around 300,000 ex-armed forces personnel in the UK suffer from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and tinnitus.

Being exposed to hazardous noise levels can end military careers and can have long-lasting effects in civilian life too. NIHL is a physical disability and may also impact a person’s long-term mental health.

Making a civil military negligence injury claim for military hearing loss compensation entitles you to seek damages for more than just the injury itself. It will also consider the impact of that injury on each aspect of your life.

Hearing loss claims

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Non-Freezing Cold Injury

Non-Freezing Cold Injury

Those serving in the British Army usually sustain a non-freezing cold injury (NFCI), also known as ‘trench foot’ or ‘cold weather injury’, on winter training exercises, often carrying out duties such as sentry duty, manning an observation post or setting an ambush.

Left untreated, NFCI can lead to permanent damage to nerves and blood vessels. Some injuries mean sufferers can’t work outside and may end up being medically discharged.

If you think you’ve suffered a non-freezing cold injury you may be entitled to ‘army cold injury’ compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or through a civil military negligence claim, even if you’ve been turned down for an AFCS payment.

NFCI claims

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Water contamination at Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune

British military servicemen exposed to toxic drinking water at US Camp Lejeune urged to seek legal advice as new US law paves way for compensation awards.

Camp Lejeune claims

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How to make a military injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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My experience with Hudgell was absolutely incredible from start to finish, particularly with Mobeena, the solicitor behind my case. She was thorough and efficient, keeping me informed at all time. I couldn’t recommend her and the company more, it was dealt with in such a professional manner with great speed too. Thanks Mobeena and thank you to the company!
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We had our holiday sickness claim dealt with by Anne and her team, they made everything so easy for us and kept us in the loop with all developments. Would i recommend this solicitors, hell yeah they was an absolute pleasure to work with.
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David Arnell
Completed an online enquiry form. They called back and stated that they were too busy to take the case on! So why allow online enquiries? Clearly an unreliable and useless firm
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The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)

The AFCS exists to compensate military personnel who’ve suffered a personal injury or an accident at work. Compensation awards start at around £1,200 and rise to as much £650,000. Listen to Bond Ma, a specialist solicitor in military injuries, explain how awards are calculated and why expert legal advice may help, especially when it comes […]

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New US law allows British servicemen and women to seek compensation for cancers caused by contaminated water at US Marine base Camp Lejeune

A historic piece of legislation which was signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year has been making the headlines in the United States. It relates to the causes of cancers and other serious illnesses – through contaminated water supplies – in former servicemen and women who were stationed at the Camp Lejeune US Marine […]

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