Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Canterbury or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within three years of an injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
In the majority of cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
What to check when choosing the right lawyer
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Canterbury?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Canterbury personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which solicitor to work with.
Find out more - Reviews
The difference in success fees between law firms is important for Claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £27,067 for complicated leg fractures can range from £16,240 to £23,007.
Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?
Which kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct in Canterbury and Kent?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injury and illness throughout Canterbury. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Canterbury
Quittance's team understand the critical change an injury claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. A claim should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a Claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data underline the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Kent workplace. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Lower Bridge St and on Longport.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants, from kitchen workers to commodity brokers, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the Canterbury local authority made available under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Canterbury Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||4||5||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||12||2||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||24||9||11|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||65||46||53|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||3||2|
|Hit by falling object||33||12||13|
|Trapped underneath something||0||2||0|
Road traffic accidents in Canterbury
Quittances network of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Canterbury.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Canterbury are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Incidents in the Canterbury region in 2013 included crashes on the A290 and A2050 roundabout and on the A28 and A257 roundabout.
Clinical and medical negligence in Canterbury
Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is where there has been a failing by a doctor or healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Kent and Canterbury have helped people with claims filed against hospitals that include Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NG.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle compensation claims in Canterbury
Solicitors looking after claims in Canterbury and Kent in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from charging any fees if the claim fails.
Do I have to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means the injured party do not pay the lawyer's costs should your claim is lost. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers help you make the best decision for you.
Get additional information before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions.
Start your claim for compensation
You can begin the personal injury claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a member of the Quittance team.
Speak to a member of Quittance's team today for more information about the process. Call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.