Updated: Friday, 9th September 2016
Whether you live in Hythe or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window in most cases.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
To win a Hythe personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
The lawyer will explain how these issues will relate to your claim.
Finding the right personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim
Identifying the best PI lawyer to act for you is a key step towards getting the best compensation settlement.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Hythe - what is the best way to ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice to represent you?
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.
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.
Injury compensation claims we handle in Hythe
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries across Hythe. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Hythe serious injury compensation claims
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.
Litigators can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to asthma caused by flour.
Road accidents in Hythe
Quittances 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.
Slip, trip and fall 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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Hythe
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a failing by a medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Kent and Hythe have helped Claimants with compensation claims filed against the health service that include Spire St Saviours Hospital, 71-73 Seabrook Road, Hythe, CT21 5BU.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from lathe operators to hydrologists, to claim compensation. Injury and illness information in the Shepway local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|Work accidents in Shepway Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||1||4||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||5||9||9|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||2||0|
|Lifting and carrying||38||16||16|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||52||29||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||1||2|
|Struck by object||7||10||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Hythe No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Hythe mostly work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement).
The agreement prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any legal fees if the case is lost.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. Answers can help you to make the best decision for you.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the FAQ page.
Ready to begin a claim?
If you have chosen to get underway, you can start a claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with Quittance's contact form here.
Our expert team look forward to helping you. You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.