The Defence Forces in Ireland is comprised of the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service and Reserve Defence Forces. If you have been injured, or a loved one has died, whilst delivering duties for any of these organisations, you may be eligible to claim military injury compensation. You can arrange to speak to one of our specialist solicitors today, or you can follow our advice below.
Bringing a Military of Army Injury Claim Against Your Employer
Military personnel are like many other emergency service workers, such as firefighters and paramedics, in that they place their lives on the line to help keep others safe. Of course, this inevitably means there will be many unpredictable scenarios where it is impossible for an employer to safeguard individuals from harm’s way. For firefighters, this could include the collapse of building infrastructure whilst dealing with the fire. For paramedics, this could involve a highspeed collision whilst racing to the scene of an accident. For military staff, personnel on the frontline of a military operation may sadly be injured or lose their lives.
However, just because emergency and military service staff deal with dangerous situations every day, that does not mean they do not have the same rights as everyone else to a work environment that protects their safety to a high standard. If an accident occurs, which could have reasonably been prevented by adherence to standard Health & Safety legislation, the injured party may be eligible to instigate a claim for negligence.
Scenarios where you may have a basis to instigate a claim include:
- A lack of adequate equipment to carry out your duties
- An injury caused by faulty or dangerous military equipment
- An injury inflicted during unsafe training sessions
- Failure to recognise symptoms of PTSD
- Extreme and avoidable scenarios causing PTSD
- Situations causing noise induced hearing loss
- An injury caused by unsafe or inadequate military accommodation
- An injury sustained in a road traffic accident, caused by negligent driving.
Of course, there may be many other valid scenarios where it is possible to make a claim against your employer for compensation. Speak to one of our specialist personal injury claims solicitors today for further advice.
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Army & Military Injury Compensation Claims
If you work within any of the divisions of The Defence Forces such as the Army or Air Corps, and you have suffered an avoidable injury whilst in the line of duty, get in contact with our specialist military injury claims solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. have brought many successful army injury claims and compensation cases against other military organisations. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.
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