A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Gillingham or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

To win a Gillingham personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Gillingham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from construction workers to firefighters, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the Gillingham local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in North Dorset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related438
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)211
Fall from height (scaffolding)978
Injured by an animal431
Lifting and handling injuries432025
Physical assault666
Slip or trip222518
Struck against813
Struck by moving vehicle011
Hit by falling object14412
Crushed by something collapsing001

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Road traffic accident claims in Gillingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Gillingham are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,276.

Quittance's group of best of breed injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the highest awards for people who have been injured in a car accident in Gillingham.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We work hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for medical and care costs. Our network of solicitors communicate with insurers and medical professionals to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include paralysis, lead poisoning and birth negligence.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Gillingham

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Medway NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by isocyanates.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE data highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, when supporting another person or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained arms occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Coppice St.

Gillingham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Gillingham and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Gillingham, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Gillingham?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Gillingham, Kent and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Kent get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Instructing the best solicitors' practice to represent you is a key step towards obtaining the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Gillingham, how do you make sure you select the most appropriate legal practice for your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe arm injuries could vary between ?77,715 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

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

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Gillingham?

You do not need to pick a law firm 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should you look for when checking Gillingham solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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