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No win, no fee military injury compensation 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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MOD military injury compensation

MOD military injury compensation

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) can be held responsible for failing in its duty of care or health and safety duties, leading to avoidable injuries being suffered.

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

There are many examples of armed forces medical negligence cases in which medical officers, doctors or nurses fail to provide the treatment required, leading to long term illness and suffering.

This can include the failure to diagnose and treat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and poor treatment of orthopaedic injuries.

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Examples of military negligence

Examples of military negligence

Although military claims can’t be pursued for injuries suffered in combat, examples of reasons to pursue a civil case alleging negligence could include injuries suffered as a result of:

  • Being provided with unsafe military equipment.
  • A lack of training or training accidents due to unsafe working practices.
  • Unsafe military accommodation.
  • Clinically negligent treatment.
  • Road traffic accidents or military air accidents.
  • Fatal accidents.
  • Non-Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI).
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Specialist compensation lawyers

Specialist compensation lawyers

At Hudgell Solicitors we have highly experienced teams of solicitors whose skills and expertise cover all aspects of legal claims relating to injuries and illness caused by negligence.

Your claim will be handled by experts in claiming damages for serious personal injury or medical negligence which causes life-long illness or injury, or in fatality cases, the loss of a loved one.

Our team will also consider if negligence, such as being made to use unsafe equipment, was a breach of human rights.

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Damages to reflect life impact

Damages to reflect life impact

Making a civil ‘at fault’ military negligence injury claim entitles you to seek damages for more than just the injury itself. It will also consider the impact of that injury on each and every aspect of your life.

Our team will seek damages to cover past and future loss of earnings and pensions, loss of career prospects and promotions as well as the cost of future care and adaptations to homes.

We will also seek to secure interim payments to pay for treatment and home adaptations in cases where the full settlement may take a considerable time to complete.

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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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Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
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Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
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Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
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FAQs

FAQs

Why seek civil damages rather than compensation through the AFCS scheme?

Unlike the AFCS scheme, civil negligence claims are not limited to a maximum compensation amount and not linked just to the injury suffered. ‘At fault’ negligence claims can therefore lead to much higher compensation settlements.

Our legal teams have vast experience in working closely with rehabilitation case managers and medical experts professionals to ensure dedicated, bespoke multi-disciplinary programmes are in place to help the most seriously injured make the best possible recovery, all for which the cost can be covered by the claim.

How much compensation could I receive for a military injury negligence claim?

The amount of compensation you receive for a military negligence claim will depend on the type of injury or illness caused, the treatment and rehabilitation you need in the future and the loss of earnings caused by the impact on your ability to earn in the future.

Details such as your age and the impact on your future earnings and loss of promotions or pensions will be accounted for, as will any modifications required for your home.

What is the time limit for making a claim?

Civil military injury compensation claims usually have to be started within a three-year time limit from the injury being suffered. However, there are a number of situations and circumstances under which this time limit can be extended, so it is advisable to seek legal advice even if you feel you may be out of time.

Can I claim on behalf of someone who has died as a result of a military injury?

Yes, claims can be made by the person named as executor in the will if there is one or by a spouse/family member.

Will my military injury claim need to be heard in court?

Like the vast majority of normal injury claim cases, it is rare for military injury claims to go all the way to trial and before a judge. The majority of cases settle out of court. Settlements are funded by a specific Ministry of Defence budget, which is in place to compensate those who have suffered due to negligence.

Will making an injury claim against the MOD affect my future military career negatively?

This is often a concern raised by those who suffer an injury which is not career-ending, but the MOD is not allowed to discriminate against personnel who bring compensation claims against it after an injury, much like claims against employers for injuries suffered in normal workplaces.

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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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