Claiming for Military Accidents
As you’re employed by the Australian Defence Force, you have the same rights at work as civilians. This means you’re entitled to a safe working environment and reasonable precautions to keep you safe from harm.
While we know that serving in the military is a dangerous occupation, especially in combat. However, in peacetime or base operations, the Army, Navy, or Air Force must supply correct safety equipment and training to help to keep you as safe as possible in the situations you’re likely to face.
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations are a collection of laws that are there to keep you safe at work. Federal OH&S laws state your employer is required to:
- Providing the correct training information for you to be able to carry out your role
- Making sure any environment they control is safe for you to work in and doesn’t pose risks to your health
- Maintaining equipment
- Making sure there are no risks to your health when handling, storing or transporting work goods.
How We Construct Your Claim
When you contact us about your accident, we’ll listen to your story from start to finish. We hear the facts so our trained advisors gain an impact of your injury. The impact it’s had had on your life, on your future and on the life of your loved ones.
We realise you may feel uncomfortable talking about your accident and the pain in the aftermath. Lawyers Direct will only ask you the questions required to make a determination of which one of our expert no win no charge solicitors are best suited to help you.
During your claim, your expert workplace lawyer considers all aspects of your accident and injury and makes sure to claim for not only material loss, but also pain and suffering endured too.
- The time you’ve taken off work
- Any future impacts on your ability to work, such as whether you can work in the same role
- Any time your loved ones have taken off work to care for you
- Any care or mobility aid you’ll need going forward
- The effect this has had on your hobbies or your ability to take part in sports or social events
How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
As every claim is different, we cannot assign an estimate on claim figures before starting the process.
Of course, we will let you know what you’re likely to receive as your claim progresses.
To start your claim, call us for free on 1300 106 107. There’s no obligation to claim.
Why Claim With Lawyers Direct?
When you contact us about your claim, we listen to everything you have to say and provide you with the advice you need. This is all provided free of charge. We’ll never pressure you into making a claim. Instead, we give you the opportunity to talk about what happened to you in a confidential and caring environment. Just call 1300 106 107 or use our online form.
How we can assist you in claiming
It’s likely we can help you make a claim if you’ve suffered an injury that was was not your fault or was due to another’s negligence.
This could be an accident caused by incorrect training, or poor maintenance on a piece of equipment. It could have been caused by recklessness.
We have helped dozens of people just like you claim compensation for their injury. This includes helping people to make claims for the following injury types on behalf of a loved one or themselves:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Burn injuries
- Chemical injuries
- Fatal accidents
If you work for Defence and have been injured you can call us for free to discuss your case. All calls are confidential. Our lawyers will handle your case as discreetly as possible.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
If you’ve had or are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we know it can be injurious to conduct yourself to the best of your ability.
Military accidents can be catalysts for PTSD, as psychologists now know.
However, we understand knowing this doesn’t make living with it any easier. Especially when you could be experiencing depression, panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks as a result.
We can help you make a claim for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the effects it’s having on your life, fellow servicemen/women, and your significant others.
Call us now on 1300 106 107 for a free, confidential chat about our no lose guarantee. Or we can call you back at a more convenient time.
What to Expect When You Call Us
When you contact us, you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors who will tell you if you have a claim. They answer all your questions and listen to your story.
If your advisor thinks you have a claim, they’ll let you know during your call and will ask your permission to transfer you to one of our specialist lawyers.
If you choose to proceed, know your lawyer has experience in taking on cases similar to your own. They fight for the compensation you deserve.