Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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.
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.
What types of claims for compensation do you handle in Broadstairs and Kent?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Broadstairs and Kent. Quittance can assist with:
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||3||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||16||17||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||0||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||50||34||30|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||47||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Hit by object||15||8||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
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.
Medical negligence in Broadstairs
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is the term for when an illness or injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. An example case might be an accident and emergency claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Broadstairs have assisted with negligence claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Spencer Private Hospitals Margate, Spencer Private Hospitals, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Ramsgate Road, Margate, CT9 4BG.
Road traffic accidents in Broadstairs
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Broadstairs cases
No Win, No Fee agreements guard clients from the obligation to settle legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Quittance's expert personal injury solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay any of your solicitor's legal fees if the injury claim be unsuccessful.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in the frequently asked questions section.
Start a claim
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to get the personal injury claim underway, or start the compensation claim here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you have any questions, you can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.