Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
If you are based in Borough Green or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.
In order to win a Borough Green personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Your lawyer should look at how each of these points will relate to your case.
Help for those searching for a personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
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.
Which types of claims for compensation do you handle?
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injury and illness across Borough Green. We have helped with injuries including:
Borough Green serious injury compensation
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.
Slips and trips
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.
Road accidents in Borough Green
Quittances 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.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to bilingual secretarys, to claim compensation. Work injury data in the Tonbridge and Malling local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the Government:
|Work accidents in Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||7||8||6|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||2||1||3|
|Fall from height||23||14||17|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||1||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||76||46||60|
|Hit by vehicle||2||7||3|
|Hit by object||20||21||20|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||1|
Clinical and medical negligence in Borough Green
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's specialist panel of injury lawyers acting for Kent and Borough Green have been instructed on legal action brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Cygnet Hospital Godden Green, Cygnet Hospital Godden Green, Godden Green, Sevenoaks, TN15 0JR.
Borough Green No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
In the event that your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that the legal fees will not be charged. In the event that you succeed in the injury claim, your legal costs must be covered by the losing party (or their insurer).
A success fee is levied by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee will be usually 25 percent and will be deducted from your compensation settlement.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQs.
Start a claim for compensation
If you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using the contact form.
Contact a member of our team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.