Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help hundreds of people in Edenbridge, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
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
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Edenbridge
Drivers and other road users may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Edenbridge's roads as the result of another party's actions.
Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident on Edenbridge's roads, Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Edenbridge
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
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
More injury claim types
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
Edenbridge 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, Edenbridge 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 Edenbridge, 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Read more Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.