Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you live in Deal or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Advice for injured people searching for a lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. In serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 severe pain disorder could vary between £34,100 and £50,930 (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?".
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.
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 claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to construction managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury data for the Dover local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Dover Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||12||9||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||33||26||16|
|Slip, trip or fall||54||37||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||5|
|Hit by falling object||24||6||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Clinical and medical negligence in Deal
Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is the legal term a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. A common example might be a birth injury compensation claim. Our select panel of lawyers acting for Deal have worked on claims filed against local hospitals including Victoria Hospital Deal, Victoria Hospital, London Road, Deal, CT14 9UA.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in Kent. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on Sandwich Road and on Queen Street.
Serious injury specialists serving Deal
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Deal
CFAs (or No Win, No Fee agreements) protect Claimants in Deal from an obligation to pay solicitors' fees if their compensation claim is not successful.
Are there extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
Click here for more information 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 further information
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Get more answers online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Start your claim
You can begin a injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to talk to the Quittance team.
If you have more questions, request a callback at a convenient time or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.