Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Deal, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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 Deal

Drivers, pedestrians and riders can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Deal's roads as the result of another party's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were hurt in a collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Deal

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a teacher injured at school, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have will be understood by insurers and the Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay. A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Deal No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Deal injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

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

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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.

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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience do you have of claims in Deal?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Deal, Kent and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people across Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and cycling accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Check Deal personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing when contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Deal claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

What are the road accident statistics in Deal

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Deal.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Deal are relatively frequent with 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303.

Deal work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury data for the Dover Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Dover Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined17
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related3
Exposed to fire2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)0
Fall from height (ladder)13
Injured by an animal0
Lifting and handling injuries16
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall29
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle5
Hit by falling object12
Trapped by something collapsing2

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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