Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help you

We have helped hundreds of people in Hythe, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, whether a child was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Hythe road accident claims

Drivers should be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Hythe's roads due to another party's actions.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident on Hythe's roads, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, our specialist team can help. Our guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hythe

If you have suffered an injury as a result of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you had a fall or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Kent. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent trips having occurred on Sandgate Road and on Cheriton High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to asthma caused by flour.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when determining injury compensation. Quittance work hard for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of expert lawyers for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries held to be serious and catastrophic include chemical poisoning and multiple fractures.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Hythe No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Hythe injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hythe, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start a claim?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Hythe claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Hythe, Kent and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Are Hythe claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Check Hythe personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which solicitor to instruct.

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You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £40,480 to £56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

What are the road accident statistics in Hythe

Quittance's group of best of breed no win no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in Hythe.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Hythe are not uncommon. Official statistics show 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 6,303.

What are the Hythe work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness information in the Shepway Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Shepway Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other11
Electrical injury0
Machinery related injury1
Explosion related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)0
Fall from height (ladder)9
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0
Lifting and carrying16
Physical attack3
Slip, trip, fall same level31
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object7
Crushed by something collapsing0

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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