Updated: Thursday, 8th September 2016
Whether you are based in Gravesend or anywhere in the country, we can will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of expert solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
To win a Gravesend 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.
In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Gravesend solicitor.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical for your accident
Identifying the most appropriate legal team for your legal matter is a key step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Gravesend - how do you ensure you select the best firm to act for you?
The contrast in the level of success fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £5,132 for minor eye injuries could vary from £3,079 to £4,362.
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Do I need to go with a local Gravesend injury lawyer ?
The location of the solicitor is less important as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a company that has medical facilities near Gravesend as you will be expected to attend a medical examination.
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The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.
Online reviews can be helpful when weighing up which solicitor to select.
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What claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Gravesend?
Quittance's panel of lawyers assist people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to benzene poisoning.
Clinical and medical negligence in Gravesend
Clinical negligence (previously known as medical negligence) is where an injury follows a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. An example case might be a cancer negligence claim. Our panel of lawyers acting for Kent and Gravesend have helped people with clinical negligence cases filed against healthcare providers that include Gravesham Community Hospital, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG.
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from office workers to exhibition display designers, to claim compensation. Accident statistics for the Gravesham local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Gravesham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||3||2|
|Exposed to explosion||2||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1||1||0|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||16||5||7|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1||2||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||36||34||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||0|
|Struck by object||18||11||4|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||0|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Gravesend
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Gravesend are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Incidents in the Gravesend area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A2 and A227 slip road and on the dual carriageway of the A2 and A226 slip road.
Our network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving the highest awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Gravesend.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Kent workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Gravesham local authority) claims for injuries like broken arms experienced on slippery pavements are also common with pavement trips having happened on Singlewell Rd and on Old Rd West.
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person. Damages should ease the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers for many years have helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.
Gravesend No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
If the injury claim is successful, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the losing party or their insurer. When your solicitor loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Gravesend working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the success fee is in most cases 25% and will be taken from your compensation.
Will there be extra fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. Information will help you make the right choice for your future.
Get more answers online before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make your claim?
You can start your claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a member of Quittance's team.
Talk to Quittance's team to discuss your claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.