Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Paddock Wood or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Making your claim sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by the solicitor.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Choosing a suitable injury solicitor to assist you is the most important step towards securing the highest compensation settlement.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Paddock Wood, how do you ensure you instruct the best one to take on your case?
Look into Paddock Wood personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Researching reviews can certainly be revealing when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Paddock Wood?
The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The diversity in the amount of fees between lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £93,943 for severe leg injuries could conceivably vary from £56,366 to £79,851.
Legal claims our network of solicitors handles in Paddock Wood
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Paddock Wood. Quittance have helped with:
Slips, trips and falls
Official data indicate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Kent and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically connected to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms sustained on pavement ice are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Paddock Wood and on Badsell Rd.
Paddock Wood serious injury claims
We understand the change a successful claim can make to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. We work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms engage with insurance companies and medical practitioners to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses held by the Courts to be serious range from chemical burns to head injuries.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pneumoconiosis.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Paddock Wood
Quittances network of certified legal advisors have vast experience in obtaining the best settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Paddock Wood.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Paddock Wood are common. Official statistics show a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303. Accidents in Paddock Wood in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A228 and B2017 roundabout and on the A228 and B2160 roundabout.
Medical negligence in Paddock Wood
Medical negligence (more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. A typical example might be a surgical error compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers covering Kent and Paddock Wood have helped Claimants with cases made against the health service that include Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4QJ.
We have assisted claims for injured Claimants, from warehouse assistants to occupational therapists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident statistics in the Tunbridge Wells local authority are detailed under legislation by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Tunbridge Wells Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||2||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||4||1||0|
|Fall from height||7||17||17|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||49||33||20|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||46||38||30|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||2|
|Hit by falling object||13||11||7|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of compensation claims in Paddock Wood
Lawyers looking after claims in Paddock Wood and Kent generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your lawyer from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Quittance provide clear information helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin your injury claim?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's contact form.
If you have something else to ask or would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer first, phone on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.