Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
No matter whether you live in Herne Bay or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and our panel of specialist solicitors have many years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.
Your lawyer should look at how your case will relate to each of the points.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
Finding the best legal representation for your case is a crucial step towards achieving the best compensation award.
How do you make certain you select the ideal firm to act for you?
The variation in success fees between different law firms is an important consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £15,667 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from £9,400 to £13,317.
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Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to instruct.
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Do I need to choose a local Herne Bay lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not particularly important as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Compensation claims Quittance conducts
Our network of lawyers have helped Claimants in Herne Bay whose situations resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and medical conditions in Herne Bay include:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Herne Bay
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Herne Bay are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 6,303.
Quittances group of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Herne Bay.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from metal workers to health and safety inspectors, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury figures in the Canterbury local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in Canterbury Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||4||5||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||12||2||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||24||9||11|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||65||46||53|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||3||2|
|Hit by falling object||33||12||13|
|Trapped underneath something||0||2||0|
Clinical and medical negligence in Herne Bay
Clinical negligence, in the past known as called medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Kent and Herne Bay have assisted with cases brought against hospitals that include Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 6EB.
Herne Bay lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The lasting effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.
A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms work with the legal system, medical professionals and insurers, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious range from eye injuries to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in Kent. These types of accident are frequently connected to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Canterbury local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured ankles occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Sea St and on Herne Bay Road.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Herne Bay
When your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. Should you be successful, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurer).
A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is taken out of your compensation.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's costs if you do not win. Click here for more about our 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 more information
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right answers can help you to make the right choice for you.
If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ pages.
How to get a compensation claim underway
If you are ready to get underway, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using Quittance's contact form.
If you have something else to ask first, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.