How long will my Military Personal Injury claim take?

This will depend upon whether your military injury claim is defended and how serious your injuries are. A simple case can be settled in 6-9 months although cases with more serious injuries can take two or three years.

There are two factors that affect the speed of a claim. First, there is blame. If the Ministry of Defence (M.O.D) accepts their actions caused the accident it helps. If not, we may have to gather evidence to prove our case and this can take time. If the M.O.D still fails to accept blame and the issue of proceedings becomes necessary, it may be 2-3 years before a case comes to Court depending upon the issues involved.

Secondly, the extent of the injuries can affect the speed of the claim. To value a claim we obtain a medical report from a Consultant. However, we cannot obtain this report until the injuries have settled and the Consultant is able to put forward a long-term prognosis.

This may be possible within a few months with less serious injuries but if continuing operations or treatment are required, it may be sometime before we can get final medical evidence.

You can be assured that our aim is to progress your claim at every opportunity and to bring it to an early and successful conclusion.

If you have had an accident within the last 3 years that was not your fault and you suffered injury then please call us on our freephone 0800 1077 321 to speak to one of our personal injury claims specialists for free no obligation advice.

Frequently Asked Questions about Military Personal Injury Claims

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