Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Maidstone or anywhere else in the UK, wecan are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
In order to win a Maidstone personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
The solicitor can take you through each of these key points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Finding a suitable solicitor for your case is a key step towards receiving the highest settlement or award for your accident.
How can you make sure you instruct the ideal one to act for you?
Do you need to choose a local lawyer ?
Going for a local lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are normally handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always have to attend a medical examination.
Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is huge.
As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £25,738 for a serious wrist injury could vary from £15,443 to £21,877.
More information How much compensation can you claim?
Comparing Maidstone personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with 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 and service levels taken by individual firms.
Compensation cases we handle
Quittance's network of solicitors assist Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Maidstone are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Incidents in Maidstone in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the M20 and A249 roundabout and on the A229 and B2012 roundabout.
Quittances group of no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Maidstone.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from plasterers to materials specialists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Maidstone local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Maidstone Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||5||3||8|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||5||1||1|
|Fall from height||18||13||14|
|Injured by an animal||3||4||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||67||42||21|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||72||60||50|
|Hit by vehicle||4||1||3|
|Struck by object||18||15||19|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||0|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having happened in the area.
Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by latex.
Maidstone experts for serious injury claims
The Quittance team recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. We work to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of expert solicitor firms engage with the Courts and medical experts, helping to ensure families impacted by major accidents receive medical and financial support.
Clinical negligence in Maidstone
Medical negligence, which is more precisely called Clinical Negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Kent and Maidstone have been instructed on claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include BMI The Somerfield Hospital, 63-77 London Road, Maidstone, ME16 0DU.
Maidstone No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If your compensation claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means the legal fees are not payable. Were the claim to be won, your legal costs will be covered by the Defendant (or their insurance company).
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there will be absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.
Start a injury claim
If you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through the contact form here.
Quittance's specialist team look forward to helping you. You can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.