A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Broadstairs or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The lawyer should consider how your injury claim will relate to these issues.

Compensation calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Broadstairs

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed people, from building site contractors to cartographers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Thanet local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the HSE as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Thanet Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined172021
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)110
Machinery related745
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)311
Fall from height (scaffolding)16179
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)002
Lifting and handling injuries503430
Physical assault171727
Slip, trip, fall same level414740
Struck against332
Struck by moving vehicle331
Hit by object1587
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Road traffic accident claims in Broadstairs

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Broadstairs are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Broadstairs.

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Broadstairs

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, for example, to make a complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

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Slips and trips

Health and Safety statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Margate Road and on Margate Rd.

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their dependants. A claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people recover compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include asbestosis, deep vein thrombosis and brain injuries.

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Broadstairs No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Broadstairs and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Broadstairs and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Broadstairs?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Broadstairs, Kent and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying a suitable personal injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With over 75 offices within 25 miles of Broadstairs (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015) - what is the best way to make certain you select the best legal practice to take on your case?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?22,660 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Broadstairs personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Do I need to choose a local legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not relevant as cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

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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