Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How we can help
We have helped injured claimants in Borough Green, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the quantum of the claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Borough Green
If you have been injured on Borough Green's roads due to a careless driver, you have the right to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you were involved as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision, this guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Borough Green
Have you been injured at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you had a fall from height or inhaled toxic fumes, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
HSE data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Kent workplace. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained arms happening on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Twisden Rd and on Swan Street.
Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.
Read more about No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, injury compensation allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitor firms have for many years aided people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy, lead poisoning and concussion.
Read more about No win, no fee serious injury claims
Borough Green No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Borough Green injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Borough Green, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Speak to an expert
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Borough Green?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Borough Green, Kent and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Borough Green solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors can differ.
Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to pick.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £42,460 to £67,925 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What are the road accident statistics in Borough Green
Quittance's group of qualified injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Borough Green.
Accidents involving vehicles in Borough Green are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 6,303.
What are the Borough Green work accident statistics?
The most up to date 2019 work injury data in the Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with legislation by the Government:
|Work accidents in Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height||17|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||60|
|Hit by vehicle||3|
|Hit by object||20|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.