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

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:

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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

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Faversham road accident claims

Road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Faversham's roads due to another party's carelessness.

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

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Faversham

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.

No matter what your employment status, whether you had a fall or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Faversham 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, Faversham 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 Faversham, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Take the first steps towards compensation

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What are the Faversham work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury figures for the Canterbury Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Canterbury Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified14
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury3
Fire related (e.g. scarrs)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)1
Fall from height (ladder)11
Injured by an animal0
Manual handling30
Physical assault32
Slip, trip, fall same level53
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by falling object13
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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