Military Parachute and Aviation Injury Claim

Military Parachute and Aviation Injury Claim. If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces or Ex-Service Personnel and have suffered an injury as a result of a parachuting accident or aircraft malfunction, then you may be entitled to compensation.

Parachuting is inherently dangerous but often a necessary feature of military training.  Risks have to be assessed and appropriate safety measures put in place.  Parachuting and aircraft accidents often result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries.

Court proceedings must be brought within 3 years of the date of an accident.  However, if your injury occurred on an aircraft then a 2-year time limit will apply.

You must receive specialist legal advice as soon as possible as such claims will often be very complex and may involve jurisdiction issues and difficulties pursuing military contractors in the UK and abroad.

What you can claim

As well as your physical injuries we will seek compensation for any mental trauma you may have sustained as a result of the incident.  In addition, we will seek compensation for any treatment or rehabilitation you may need due to the injuries sustained.

You may find your career has been compromised or even ended due to your injuries. In such an instance,  we would recover past as well as future lost income.

When to bring your military parachute and aviation injury claim

You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If you only became aware that you had been injured sometime after the actual incident then the three years run from that date. This is known as ‘the date of knowledge’.

The courts do have the discretion to extend this period but only in exceptional circumstances.

You can bring a claim while still serving. We would recommend that you bring your claim as soon as you are able to do so. Memories can fade, witnesses move on and evidence lost. Starting your claim soon after the incident gives you the best chance of success.

What will it cost to bring my claim?

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement. This means that your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.

Start your military parachute and aviation injury claim today

Your claim can be dealt with on a “no win no fee” basis so that, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not be charged for the work we have done if your claim is unsuccessful.

At Cohen Cramer, we offer a full service with a holistic approach to ensure you receive early rehabilitation and the obtaining of interim payments in appropriate cases.  We are experts in relation to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, Welfare Benefits System, and Local Authority funding which may be appropriate in certain cases.  We always strive to ensure our clients receive the maximum support and compensation in a friendly and approachable manner.

For a full assessment and overview of your claim, contact us today.

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement. This means that your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.

Military Parachute and Aviation Injury Claims.