Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

Each year, we help injured claimants in Broadstairs, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'. If you suffered an injury as a child, you have until you turn 21 years old to claim compensation.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Road accident claims in Broadstairs

All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, we can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about the compensation process.

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Work injury claims in Broadstairs

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury when working as a zero-hours contractor or a care home worker, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Broadstairs

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Broadstairs, including Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent).

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Public place injury claims in Broadstairs

Occupiers' liability refers to the legal duty of care owed by property owners to anyone who visits their property.

Whether you have been injured in a supermarket or on council-maintained land, and a third party was responsible, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Claim compensation for a serious injury

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include brain injuries or amputations, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Broadstairs, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Broadstairs No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Broadstairs injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Broadstairs, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Broadstairs and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many Broadstairs injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Broadstairs, Kent, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt on the road or in a public place, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Broadstairs personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Broadstairs road accident statistics?

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.

Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 4288 road accidents in Kent. There were 3539 slight accidents, 697 accidents and 52 fatal accidents in 2021.

Work accident statistics in Broadstairs

Per 100,000 workers, there were 182 non-fatal work accidents and 0.27 fatalities in Kent in 2021.

Kent work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined14%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related3%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)6%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Physical assault18%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object5%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator