Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Ramsgate or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within three years of an injury in most cases.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
In the majority of cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Instructing the best solicitor for your legal case is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation award for your accident.
With approximately 75 offices within 25 miles of Ramsgate (according to the SRA website), how can you make certain you select the most appropriate company for your case?
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Ramsgate?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Ramsgate solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to instruct.
Compensation claims Quittance handles in Ramsgate
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Ramsgate. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Road traffic accidents in Ramsgate
Our group of solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Ramsgate.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ramsgate are reasonably common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police 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 total accidents had increased to 6,303.
Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.
Slip and trip injuries
Reported statistics indicate that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on slippery pavements are also common with recent incidents having occurred on Margate Rd and on High St.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for people, from electricians to physiotherapists, to claim compensation. Work accident data in the Ramsgate local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table 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|
Ramsgate lawyers for serious injury compensation
We understand the vital change a successful claim makes to people who have been impacted by major injury. By relieving the financial stress a major injury places on an injured Claimant, a successful claim allows them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have aided families recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from poisoning to serious pharmaceutical error.
Medical and clinical negligence in Ramsgate
Medical negligence - which is now more properly known as 'clinical negligence' - is when an injury is sustained following a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. An illustration of this might be a blood clot injury claim. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Kent and Ramsgate have helped people with cases brought against hospitals that include Spencer Private Hospitals Margate, Spencer Private Hospitals, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Ramsgate Road, Margate, CT9 4BG.
Ramsgate No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Lawyers looking after Ramsgate injury claims mostly work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
This prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any legal fees if they are not successful.
Will there be any hidden fees?
Quittance promise that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay your lawyer's legal fees should you do not win. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
We provide jargon-free answers helping you determine whether to start the claim.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.
Start a injury claim
You can start a personal injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a specialist lawyer.
Contact the Quittance team today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.