Military Claims.

Military Injury Compensation Solicitors.

Serving in the Armed Forces is an honour for many – but it can also be dangerous and physically demanding.

As a result, injuries at work for Armed Forces personnel are more common than in many other industries.

Our specialised military claims solicitors have years of experience in dealing with these cases. Get in touch today and we can help you gain the compensation that you deserve.

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) provides compensation for injury, illness or death caused whilst serving in the Armed Forces, other than in combat.

There is no obligation to establish fault under the scheme, which means if the injury was caused by service, the scheme will provide compensation provided the eligibility criteria are met, but the amount that can be recovered is limited – up to a maximum £570,000.

Servicemen and women can also bring a civil case to seek, as far as is possible, damages to return them to the position they would have been in if it were not for their injury.

Civil cases often relate to injuries received in training, and from using faulty equipment, but can also relate to clinical negligence where the MoD was providing medical treatment for servicemen and women.

Specialists at Lanyon Bowdler have a detailed understanding of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and can guide you through the process from start to finish.

The firm also works with local agencies through the Armed Forces Community Covenant so we can provide a holistic approach to support and assistance for our clients

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Your Military Compensation Questions Answered

Am I entitled to compensation if I get injured whilst serving in the armed forces?

It is a question we get asked a lot – and the short answer is yes, but there are of course lots of different factors which will influence the type of case you can pursue.

The team of specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler have a great deal of understanding and experience of complex military cases, and will be able to talk you through your claim – starting with a friendly, down-to-earth chat about what’s happened and what you would like to do about it.

There are two main areas of legal claims which we assist with:

• Negligence cases against the Ministry of Defence as an employer and as a provider of medical services, including physical and psychiatric injury.

• Assistance with Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Claims, both initial applications, requests for review and tribunal appeals.

Can I make a negligence claim against the ministry of defence?

Like any employer, the Ministry of Defence is responsible for providing a safe working environment, underpinned by sound employment procedures, for all of its employees. There is of course an understanding (which will be agreed in each employment contract) that serving in hostile situations will bring its own element of risk – but there are still legal requirements which need to be followed to minimise that risk as much as possible.

The specialist lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler have experience of dealing with serious head injuries, amputee cases, occupational injury and stress and work cases, and PTSD cases – all involving people who served or were serving in the Armed Forces.

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Find out more about the team and the type of work we do, by clicking on the link opposite and downloading our brochure.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

Matthew
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From my initial approach to the final positive outcome I felt my solicitor was expending all his energy to win the case. I was kept informed throughout and was given straightforward advice on how to proceed. The end result was an acceptable outcome and the pay-out was prompt.

Eric
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Very friendly and quick to respond, highly recommend for anyone looking for legal advice.

Anonymous
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I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

Jayne
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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Military Claim for PTSD – Podcast

Listen here as we speak with a client, who’s a veteran and sufferer of PTSD. He talks about his need to take action against the MOD for his injuries, how difficult it was to take that first step to pursue a claim, and the stigma that still surrounds PTSD.

Shrewsbury Operations Group – Armed Forces Community Covenant

We work with a local Operations Group in Shrewsbury which supports veteran’s needs, working together to solve the problem and improve the situation. The group is made up of representatives from numerous charities and support groups including Help for Heroes, the local council, Combat Stress, Walking with the Wounded and West Mercia Police.

Podcasts

Armed Forces Outreach in Shropshire

In this episode, you’ll hear us chatting with Sarah Kerr about the support Shropshire council offer to all military personnel, veterans and their families, through their armed forces outreach programme. Sarah is ex-military herself, and acts as the Outreach Support Coordinator for Shropshire Council.

The Headley Court Veteran’s Orthopaedic Centre

This episode’s all about the amazing work of The Headley Court Veteran’s Orthopaedic Centre at Robert Jones & Anges Hunt Hospital in Oswestry. Carl talks about his inspiration for creating and developing the veteran’s service that’s seen around 25,000 patients over the past nine years. He talks about how it’s funded, and his future plans for the centre.

Getting in Touch

If you have been injured whilst serving with the Armed Forces, you may be entitled to compensation which can help pay for treatment or adaptations to your home which can make a tremendous difference to your quality of life.

Why not give our friendly team of Personal Injury Claim Solicitors a call to see how we can help? Use the online enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, and we have dealt with cases for people living anywhere within England and Wales.

Our people

Meet the team.

Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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Case studies.

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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Severe Brain Damage after being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour double up lifelong care after being delibera...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Slip at Work due To Overgrown Moss

Lanyon Bowdler was instructed to act by the claimant who slipped at work due to overgrown moss on a blocked pathway. ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her f...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

The claimant in the case had served a claim for noise-induced hearing loss and sought compensation against Mr H’s late...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Farming Accident

Whilst already past the normal age of retirement at the date of the accident, the Claimant had intended to continue work...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claimant Awarded £1m After Work Accident

The claimant required major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The claimant suffered complete loss of ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Catastrophic Boiler Failure

The husband had been involved in a catastrophic boiler failure resulting in 85% burns, from which he subsequently died....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Attacked by Abusive Neighbour

Lanyon Bowdler acted for an client who had been attacked by an abusive neighbour....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Victim Of Abuse

We acted for a claimant who had been the victim of a crime, as they were abused....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£1m for Claimant Blinded at Work

The Serious Injury Claim settlement made provision for the fact the claimant suffered complete loss of earnings capacity...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Successful Claim For Family After Father Dies In Road Traffic Accident

A claim was brought on behalf of the widow, two very young daughters, parents and sister. ...
Dawn Humphries • 25 Jan 2024
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Motorcyclist In Road Traffic Accident Seeks Help With Claim

The claimant was travelling along a major road when the defendant failed to stop at a give way sign and proceeded to dri...
Dawn Humphries • 01 Aug 2023
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Vehicle Hit by Detached Trailer

The claimant sustained multiple serious orthopaedic injuries, damaged hearing, vestibular impairment and psychological s...
28 Jul 2023
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Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
28 Jul 2023
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Ambulance Involved in Head-On Collision

Whilst en route with a patient, the ambulance was involved in a head on collision. The claimant was thrown around the re...
28 Jul 2023
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Latest knowledge.

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How our Personal Injury Lawyers look after you – Debbie Humphries and Karen Clarke

We talk about the process when you contact Lanyon Bowdler for the first time with a potential injury claim, explaining h...
Published • 03 Jun 2024
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Inflationary Increases to Personal Injury C...

In claims for personal injury, an injured person is entitled to recover compensation for not only their financial l...
Alexander Spanner • 29 May 2024
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Whiplash Injury Reform – Hassam v Rab...

In 2018 the government introduced new legislation, the Civil Liability Act 2018 (the CLA), which changed the way cl...
Sophie Speirs • 08 May 2024
Lanyon Bowdler in the Media
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Nature image

Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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