Types of Injury Covered by the Scheme
Submit an application for compensation
Claiming compensation for an injury sustained when serving in the armed forces can be a difficult process. It (can) often feel overwhelming and daunting, but it is possible! Firstly, you must prove that your injury was caused by service in the military. This requires obtaining medical records and paperwork from your doctor. In some cases, you may also need to provide evidence of any psychological or emotional injuries sustained during your time in the services.
Once this evidence has been collated, it's time to submit an application for compensation. You can do this by visiting your local Veterans Affairs office or via their website. Here (you will) find forms and information about how to start the process of claiming compensation for your injury. Moreover, there are usually helplines available if you have any questions or need assistance with completing the forms correctly.
Finally, don't forget that you're entitled to a range of benefits as part of claiming compensation for your injury - including financial support, medical treatment and counselling services. Additionally, some organisations offer free legal advice on claim applications! Furthermore, if successful with your claim then you may also receive a lump sum payout which could help pay for any necessary treatments or ongoing care needs.
In conclusion, seeking compensation after suffering an injury while serving in the military is possible - although it might seem daunting at first! With patience and perseverance though, it is achievable; don't hesitate to ask for help along the way where needed!