A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Faversham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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

Answers and both practical and legal advice will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Faversham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from metal workers to engineering geologists, to claim compensation. Work injury figures for the Canterbury local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Canterbury Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury220
Machinery related injury453
Fire related (e.g. scars)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1221
Fall from height (ladder)24911
Injured by an animal220
Manual handling583630
Physical assault242332
Slip, trip, fall same level654653
Struck against466
Struck by moving vehicle632
Hit by falling object331213
Trapped underneath something020

For more information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Faversham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Faversham are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303. 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.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries including anything from asbestosis to emphysema.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported data highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken ankles suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Joy Lane and on Gladstone Road.

Serious injury

The effect a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when calculating a claim. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, a claim helps them to focus on recovery.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Faversham

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a formal complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Faversham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Faversham and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Faversham, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Faversham?

We are a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Faversham, Kent and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Locating the best injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide both specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Check Faversham solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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