Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

We have helped injured claimants in Faversham, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether causation can be established.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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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

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.

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Faversham road accident claims

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a motorcycle accident, this guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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Faversham work injury claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as a delivery driver or a welder, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Faversham medical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Faversham.

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Faversham occupiers liability accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were injured in a park or on public transport, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have an immediate and life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Faversham, and across the UK.

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Faversham No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Faversham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

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

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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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 you will have nothing to pay.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Faversham and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many Faversham injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Faversham and Kent every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured because of a coworker's negligence, in a road accident or due to medical negligence.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Faversham injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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What are the road accident statistics in Faversham?

Quittance's group of expert solicitors have years of experience in getting the highest general and special damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Faversham.

Car, HGV, cycle and motorcycle accidents in Faversham are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 4288 road accidents in Kent in 2021, including 3539 slight accidents, 697 accidents and 52 fatalities. Accidents in the Faversham region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the M2 and A251 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the A2 and A251 junction.

Work accident statistics in Faversham

In 2021, there were 1091 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Kent, based on official records.

Work accidents in Kent (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified8%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury2%
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1%
Fall from height (ladder)7%
Injured by an animal0%
Manual handling18%
Physical assault19%
Slip, trip, fall same level32%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by falling object8%
Trapped underneath something0%

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

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

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor