Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Northfleet, Kent and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

Talk to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Road accident claims in Northfleet

Drivers and other road users can claim compensation if they are hurt on Northfleet's roads because of someone else's actions.

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Northfleet's roads, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, this expert guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Northfleet

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, you can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by grain.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Northfleet 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, Northfleet 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 Northfleet, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Have you handled many Northfleet claims?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Northfleet, Kent and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Kent get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

More on : What is the process for attending a medical?

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.

Read more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Northfleet

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Northfleet are relatively common. Police reporters 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.

Northfleet work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident figures in the Dartford Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Dartford Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Electrical injury1
Machinery related7
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2
Fall from height13
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0
Lifting and handling injuries40
Physical assault11
Slip, trip, fall same level55
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle7
Struck by object18
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator