Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
Whether you live in Chatham or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Your lawyer will explain how your case will relate to these issues.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Choosing a suitable lawyer to act for you is an important step towards receiving the highest settlement or award for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Chatham (according the SRA), how can you make certain you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your needs?
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 a fractured forearm could vary between £5,390 and £15,510 (based on 2015 market research).
Will I need to select a local Chatham lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not very important as cases are conducted by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a company that has medical facilities near Chatham as you will almost always be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Look into Chatham personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which lawyer to instruct.
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Claims we conduct
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Chatham. Our team have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from kitchen workers to community workers, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Medway local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in Medway Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||12||6||5|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||0|
|Exposure to toxic substance||9||3||1|
|Fall from height||22||17||24|
|Injured by an animal||1||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||105||54||62|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||126||77||89|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||6||3|
|Struck by object||32||23||26|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||2||1|
Chatham serious injury compensation claims
We recognise the vital change injury compensation makes to people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, compensation enables Claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of law firms have helped Claimants collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from spinal cord damage to chemical burns.
Clinical negligence in Chatham
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a doctor or healthcare professional, private or NHS. Our panel of solicitors acting for Kent and Chatham have helped Claimants with legal cases brought against healthcare providers that include Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, ME7 5NY.
Road traffic accidents in Chatham
Road accidents involving vehicles in Chatham are reasonably common with a total of 822 accidents (766 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Medway local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 845. Accidents in the Chatham region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B2002 and A2 junction and on the single carriageway of the A231 and B2004 junction.
Quittances group of proficient no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in in securing the best compensation for people injured in a road accident in Chatham.
Slips and trips
HSE data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Kent. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by a falling object, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with street trips having happened on High Street and in the Pentagon Centre.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims for compensation in Chatham
If your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs. Were the claim to be won, the costs for your lawyer will be settled by the other side.
A success fee is charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is in most cases 25% and will be taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find more information online before picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions.
How to get a personal injury claim underway
You can start a compensation claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to talk to a member of the Quittance team.
If you have more questions before making a decision, request a callback or contact us on 0800 612 7456.