Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Northfleet or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
Powerful legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be proven that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Advice for injured people looking for a lawyer
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
Will you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is less important as injury cases are normally handled remotely.
It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near Northfleet as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical exam.
The disparity in fees between different solicitors is huge.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £10,479 for a fractured forearm might vary from £6,287 to £8,907.
Read more at How to compare personal injury fees
Northfleet personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when weighing up which lawyer to choose.
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Cases Quittance conducts in Northfleet
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped clients in Northfleet whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident in the Kent workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by machinery or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as fractured ankles happening on raised kerb stones are also common with recent trips having occurred on High Street and on High Street.
Clinical negligence in Northfleet
Medical negligence - which is now more properly known as 'clinical negligence' - is the term for when an injury or illness is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider, either NHS or private. An example might be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of solicitors covering Northfleet have been instructed on claims brought against hospitals including Gravesham Community Hospital, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG.
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from forklift drivers to nursery teachers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident figures in the Dartford local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Dartford Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height||15||21||13|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||80||44||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||65||50||55|
|Hit by vehicle||5||4||7|
|Struck by object||22||16||18|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Serious injury specialists in Northfleet
Quittance's team understand the critical difference a compensation claim will make to people who have been affected by serious injury.
We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of expert solicitors have aided Claimants receive compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include asbestosis, birth negligence and degloving injuries.
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Northfleet are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 6,303. Accidents in the Northfleet region in 2013 included car crashes on the B2175 and A226 roundabout and on the A226 and B262 roundabout.
Our network of no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Northfleet.
Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by grain.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after claims for compensation in Northfleet
Solicitors taking care of claims in Northfleet and Kent generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The agreement prevents the lawyer from charging you any legal fees if the claim fails.
Will I need to pay any fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give clear information to help people affected by injury determine whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQs.
Start a claim for compensation
When you have made the decision to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through the online contact form.
Contact our network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.