Chatham Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
Can I make a claim?
If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
What are the criteria for making a claim?
Injury claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
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.
Calculate my compensation
The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.
Work accident claims in Chatham
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|
Further information: Work injury claims
Road traffic accident claims 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.
Quittance's group of proficient no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in securing the best compensation for people injured in a road accident in Chatham.
Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims
Other types of claim
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.
Further information: Serious injury compensation
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.
Clinical negligence in Chatham
When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure instead of financial compensation. For example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation
Chatham No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Chatham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.
Meet the QLS team
The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Chatham, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Chatham?
Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that assists people injured in Chatham, Kent and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
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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