Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Dover or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation exists to support individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Answers and both practical and legal advice will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Dover solicitor.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim
Choosing the best lawyer to help you is your most important step towards securing the best settlement or award for your injuries.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Dover (according to the 2015 SRA database) - how do you ensure you select the most appropriate company to act for you?
Are Dover Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Check Dover personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers can vary.
Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to instruct.
Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews
The difference in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors is quite significant
E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £7,905 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery might vary from £4,743 to £6,719.
Additional reading How much compensation can you claim?
What types of claims for compensation do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injury and illness across Dover. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in Kent. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken ankles happening on slippery pavements are also common with pothole trips having happened on London Road and on Chilton Way.
Dover serious injury compensation
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering impact on an individual and their dependants.
Quittance fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist law firms for many years have helped Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious include chemical poisoning, cerebral palsy and brain tumours.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from mesolthelioma to benzene poisoning.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from office workers to dramatherapists, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics in the Dover local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the Government as follows:
|HSE reported work accidents in Dover Local Authority||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|
Road accidents in Dover
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Dover are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303.
Our panel of trained no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in in securing maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Dover.
Clinical negligence in Dover
Clinical negligence, at one time called medical negligence, is when an illness or injury is associated with a failing on the part of a GP or any other medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Kent and Dover have helped with compensation claims filed against healthcare providers that include Buckland Hospital, Buckland Hospital, Coombe Valley Road, Dover, CT17 0HD.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Dover
When you win, the costs for your lawyer will be settled by the losing side (or their insurer). If you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that their legal costs will not be charged.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Dover solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike their standard fees, the success fee will be usually 25 percent and will be taken from the compensation settlement.
The 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not pay any of your lawyer's fees in the event that you do not win the injury claim.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start?
Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make your claim for compensation, alternatively you can start a claim online.
If you have further questions or would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before starting, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.