Updated: Friday, 12th August 2016
Whether you live in Folkestone or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
To win a Folkestone personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Making your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.
Help for those seeking an injury lawyer
Finding the most suitable solicitor to help you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Folkestone (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how can you make certain you instruct the most appropriate law firm to represent you?
Folkestone personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.
Reading reviews can be revealing when weighing up which solicitor to choose.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is vast
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £8,650 for a fractured index finger can vary from £5,190 to £7,353.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Will you need a local Folkestone solicitor ?
Going for a local firm is not relevant as cases are run by phone and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near Folkestone as Claimants will almost always have to go to a medical examination.
Read about - Do you have a medical centre in or near Folkestone?
Which compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Folkestone?
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Slips and trips
HSE figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Kent in 2015. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Shepway local authority) litigation for injuries like broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Sandgate Road and on Cheriton High St.
Serious injury lawyers in Folkestone
The lasting impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts when determining injury compensation. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms communicate with the other side's legal representatives and insurers, helping to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to ergonomists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Shepway local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Shepway Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||1||4||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||5||9||9|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||2||0|
|Lifting and carrying||38||16||16|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||52||29||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||1||2|
|Struck by object||7||10||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Clinical and medical negligence in Folkestone
Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Kent and Folkestone have worked on medical negligence legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals including Royal Victoria Hospital (Folkestone), Royal Victoria Hospital, Radnor Park Avenue, Folkestone, CT19 5BN.
Road accidents in Folkestone
Our network of no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Folkestone.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Folkestone are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Accidents in the Folkestone region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A260 and A259 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A2034 and A20 crossroads.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of compensation claims in Folkestone
Solicitors taking care of claims in Folkestone and Kent in most cases act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement).
The agreement prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal fees if they lose the case.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will never have to pay your lawyer's legal fees should your injury claim is unsuccessful. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We offer detailed answers to help Claimants choose whether to go ahead with a claim.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to start a claim for compensation?
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make a claim for compensation, alternatively you can begin the injury claim online here.
Our expert team look forward to helping you. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.