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.
How we can help you
Each year, we help injured claimants in Margate, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of accident, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Margate road accident claims
Margate cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's negligence.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or have been involved as a pedestrian on Margate's roads, our team can help. Our guide sets out how to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Margate
Have you been injured at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially recorded data underline the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Kent workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on spillages are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on St. Mildred's Rd and on Garlinge.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation. To make a complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.
Read more about Clinical negligence claims
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to latex allergy.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
Margate 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, Margate 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 Margate, 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.
Why choose us for your claim?
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:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Margate?
We are a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Margate, Kent and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people in Kent get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car passenger accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Margate personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be revealing when thinking about which lawyer to act for you and which considerations are most important to you.
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The contrast in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is huge.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £11,164 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could conceivably vary from £6,698 to £9,489.
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What are the road accident statistics in Margate
Our group of accredited lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Margate.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Margate are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303.
What are the Margate work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work figures for the Thanet Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Thanet Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||30|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by object||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.