Three former army recruits injured in an RAF helicopter crash in which three others died have launched a bid for compensation. An inquest is to be held on the 5th October into the three deaths arising out of the accident. A Royal Air Force Inquiry started following the crash but was halted after a police investigation into the crash commenced.
Three of the survivors, Christopher Hamilton, Dahrll Duncan and John Falconer have commenced court proceedings against the MoD and are reportedly seeking up to £300,000 in compensation each for “injury, loss and damage” sustained as a result of the accident. All three, who live in Scotland, were forced to quit the army on medical grounds following the accident. Nine army personnel and one other member of the RAF were injured in the accident. It is not known whether any of the other victims of the accident are seeking compensation.
Thompsons Compensation Claim specialists have in the past acted for members of the armed forces who were injured either in conflict or on duty. This is a specialist area of the law which is constantly changing. If you are a member of the armed forces and have been injured or have a family member who has been affected, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers on 0800 0891331 and we will investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation.