Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
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 .
Making an injury 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.
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.
Personal injury compensation claims our panel of lawyers handles in Gillingham
Compensation could be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Gillingham and across Kent. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||7||8|
|Injured by an animal||4||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||43||20||25|
|Slip or trip||22||25||18|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||1||1|
|Hit by falling object||14||4||12|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||0||1|
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.
Medical negligence in Gillingham
Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a GP or any other healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Kent and Gillingham have helped people with legal action filed against health services including Westminster Memorial Hospital, Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8BD.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Gillingham
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of cases in Gillingham
In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. In the event that you win the injury claim, the fees for your lawyer are covered by the Defendant.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Gillingham working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' will be paid out of your award or settlement and is generally 25%.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall not have to pay any of your lawyer's legal costs in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Before you choose a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. The right answers can help you to make the best decision for your future.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Start a claim for compensation
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to get the personal injury claim underway, or you can begin your compensation claim online here.
If you would like further information about the claims process or have anything else to ask before making a decision, contact us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.