A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Borough Green

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to bilingual secretaries, 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported221616
Electric shock100
Machinery related injury786
Explosion related001
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)213
Fall from height231417
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Physical attack527
Slip, trip or fall764660
Struck against859
Hit by vehicle273
Hit by object202120
Trapped underneath something201

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Road traffic accident claims in Borough Green

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Borough Green

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.

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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.

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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.

Borough Green No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Borough Green and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Borough Green and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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