Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Maidstone, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
A brief phone call will let you know whether you have a valid compensation claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Maidstone
You may be able to claim injury compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Maidstone's roads because of the actions of another road user.
Regardless of whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were a passenger in a car accident on Maidstone's roads, our specialist team are here. Quittance's expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Maidstone
Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure rather than financial damages. For example, you can contact Farm Villa, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
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. The 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.
Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Maidstone 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, Maidstone 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 Maidstone, 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.
How do I start the process?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Maidstone?
We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Maidstone, Kent and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents on the road.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Maidstone
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.
Quittance's 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.
Maidstone work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 injury and illness stats in the Maidstone Local Authority (2013/14) reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Maidstone Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Machinery related injury||8|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1|
|Fall from height||14|
|Injured by an animal||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||21|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||50|
|Hit by vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||19|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.