Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you live in Kent or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
In the majority of cases, proving a claim has these key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Getting your claim started sooner should enable the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances
It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
The diversity in the amount of fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is significant.
E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £22,104 for very serious thumb injuries can range from £13,262 to £18,788.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
Will you need to instruct a local solicitor ?
The location of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.
More details - Do I have to attend a medical?
Comparing injury solicitors in Kent - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Kent
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injuries in Kent and throughout South East England. Our team have assisted with injuries including:
Kent serious injury compensation
Quittance understand the difference injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.
A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers engage with the Defendant's representatives, doctors and health professionals and insurance providers to make sure Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include eye injuries, poisoning and birth negligence.
Road traffic accidents in Kent
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Kent are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303.
Our panel of professional road traffic accident litigators have vast experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Kent.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Safety statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East England workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like bruised legs occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on the Street and on High St.
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to leisure centre managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data in the Ashford local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government:
|Work accidents in Ashford Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||4||1||1|
|Fall from height||13||10||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||59||40||34|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||1|
|Struck by object||24||12||13|
Medical negligence in Kent
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. An example case might be a prescription error claim. Our panel of solicitors acting for Kent have helped people with claims filed against hospitals that include Spencer Private Hospitals - Ashford, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, TN24 0LZ.
Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesolthelioma to chromium related illnesses.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle claims in Kent
No Win, No Fee agreements protect Claimants from the need to settle solicitors' fees if their case is not successful.
A success fee is levied by lawyers serving Kent who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is generally 25 percent and is taken from your compensation.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. answers help you make the right choice for you.
Find additional information without being required to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
How to get a personal injury claim started
Call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get your claim underway. Alternatively, you can start the injury claim here.
Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.