Military injury claims

Stewarts has more than 25 years’ experience representing seriously injured service personnel.

The Ministry of Defence, like all employers, owes a duty of care to its employees to take reasonable care of their health, safety and welfare while at work. Military accidents can take many forms because of the dangerous nature of the work our service personnel perform, but often arise from:

  • An unsafe working environment
  • Inappropriate or faulty equipment
  • Inadequate or improper training for the task
  • Incidents occurring during military exercises or adventure training

 

Military experience

Lead partner in the Military Injuries team, Warren Maxwell, enlisted in the Coldstream Guards as a Junior Leader directly from school, undergoing a year of training at the Guards Depot in Pirbright before joining the 1st Battalion, who were based in London performing ceremonial duties. Warren went on to see active service in the first Gulf War and Northern Ireland at the rank of Guardsman before leaving the Army and starting his career in law.

Warren’s experience gives him a unique understanding of your situation as an injured member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

 

Specialist lawyers in life-changing injury claims

Stewarts is one of the leading firms in the UK representing clients who have suffered life-changing injuries.

Our lawyers only handle a small number of cases, which allows them to ensure our clients receive the best outcomes in terms of rehabilitation and compensation. 

Military claims are usually brought by former and serving personnel but can also include claims where the injured person planned to pursue a career in the military.

Our lawyers have specialist knowledge of military structure, documents and likely career progressions relevant to all branches of HM Forces.  

 

Securing the best future for you and your family following serious injury while serving in the military

We have an impressive record of recovering multi-million pound settlements for our clients. We have recovered more than £1.3bn in damages in the last decade and acted for over 2,500 seriously injured or bereaved clients.

We work with top-ranked barristers and experts to secure the best outcomes for our clients.

 

Contact our specialist military claims lawyers

If you or a member of your family have suffered serious injury while serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and would like to discuss the possibility of seeking compensation for injuries and loss, please contact us.

Soldier agrees settlement following burns accident while serving in the Army

In 2015, ABX was serving overseas when she sustained full thickness burns to 40-54% of her body, including her face, chest, both upper limbs and legs following orders to fight a range fire.

ABX transferred her claim from another solicitors’ firm to Stewarts in January 2019.

The damages we secured for ABX will allow her to purchase and adapt a home for life and to receive ongoing case management and support for the remainder of her life.

Testimonial from ABX – “Stewarts were brilliant. They were everything I needed, and I haven’t got a bad word to say about the firm. I got along with Warren immediately – I’m not sure if it was because of his military background but I just felt at ease. It was really important for me to get on with the person I was working with during my case.”

 

Meet the Personal Injury team

Our team includes some of the UK’s leading personal injury lawyers, with a reputation for innovative and groundbreaking litigation.

Our specialist injury lawyers only deal with serious injury claims. 

Ben Rogers, Partner, Personal Injury, Stewarts

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.