A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Maidstone or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Maidstone

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury211
Machinery related injury538
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)511
Fall from height181314
Injured by an animal344
Lifting and handling injuries674221
Slip, trip, fall same level726050
Struck against834
Hit by vehicle413
Struck by object181519
Trapped underneath something010

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Maidstone

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Maidstone

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

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

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.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from occupational asthma to asthma caused by latex.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Maidstone No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Maidstone and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Maidstone and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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