A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Edenbridge or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Edenbridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from scaffolding erectors to crown prosecution service lawyers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data in the Tandridge local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Tandridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified151711
Machinery related injury145
Fire related520
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)210
Fall from height679
Animal related223
Lifting and handling injuries38167
Physical attack1475
Slip, trip, fall same level322817
Struck against434
Struck by moving vehicle223
Struck by object11119

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Road traffic accident claims in Edenbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Edenbridge are common with a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303.

Our panel of professional road traffic accident injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Edenbridge.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Edenbridge

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To raise a complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Kent and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred in the area.

Edenbridge experts for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an affected individual and their family.

By relieving the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of solicitors have helped Claimants collect compensation for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to cancer.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from respiratory diseases to latex allergy.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation

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Edenbridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Edenbridge and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Edenbridge and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of handling claims in Edenbridge?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Edenbridge, Kent and across the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Instructing the most suitable personal injury lawyer to help you is your most important step towards receiving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Edenbridge - how do you make certain you instruct the most appropriate law firm for your specific circumstances?

Will I need a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so critical as injury cases are normally run remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as Claimants will have to go to a medical exam.

More details - Do I have to attend a medical?

The difference in the amount of success fees charged by lawyers often surprises prospective Claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?12,362 for chest injuries can vary from ?7,417 to ?10,507.

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Look into Edenbridge personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when considering which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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