Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Margate or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
In order to win a Margate personal injury case, it must be proven 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.
Your lawyer will explain how your injury claim relates to the points.
What to check when finding the right injury lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and in cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give legal guidance and practical advice.
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 kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Margate?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness throughout Margate. Quittance have assisted with:
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to latex allergy.
Medical negligence in Margate
Medical negligence - which is now more properly known as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Kent and Margate have handled medical negligence compensation claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, St Peters Road, Margate, CT9 4AN.
Road traffic compensation claims
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 repoetrs 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.
Margate serious injury claims
Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on a Claimant and their family.
By limiting the pressure serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation helps individuals to concentrate on their recovery.
Our network of lawyers correspond with insurance companies, the legal system and medical professionals to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to manufacturing engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures for the Thanet local authority made 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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||3||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||16||17||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||0||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||50||34||30|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||47||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Hit by object||15||8||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Slip and trip injuries
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. Mildreds Rd and on Garlinge.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Margate
Were you to win, your legal costs must be paid by the other party. In the event that your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay their fees.
Are there hidden fees in the small print to account for?
Some firms may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you need. Information will help you to make the best choice.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Get started today
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the claim, alternatively you can start the injury claim online here.
If you would like to discuss your options or have something else to ask, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.