A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in New Romney or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in New Romney

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from catering assistants to multimedia programmers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident information in the Shepway local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Shepway Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury200
Machinery related injury141
Explosion related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)300
Fall from height (ladder)599
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)020
Lifting and carrying381616
Physical attack253
Slip, trip, fall same level522931
Struck against920
Struck by moving vehicle012
Struck by object7107
Crushed by something collapsing200

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in New Romney

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have decades of experience in fighting for the best general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in New Romney.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in New Romney are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Incidents in the New Romney area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A259 and B2071 junction and on the single carriageway of the A259 and B2075 junction.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

New Romney serious injury compensation

Quittance's team recognise the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitor firms have helped families receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include paralysis, amputation and chronic pain.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in New Romney

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, to raise a complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Kent workplace. They are sometimes the cause of injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken toes occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with falls having happened on the Street.

New Romney No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover New Romney and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in New Romney and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in New Romney?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in New Romney, Kent and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents due to poor road conditions to factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Advice for potential claimants looking for a personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is the most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of New Romney, how can you make certain you instruct the best one to represent you?

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing New Romney personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Will I need a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is less critical as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that offers a national network as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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