Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.

How did your injury happen?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Can I claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Ramsgate road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Ramsgate are reasonably common. Government data reveals there were 4288 road accidents in Kent in 2021, including 3539 slight accidents, 697 accidents and 52 fatalities.

All road users in Ramsgate and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, we can help. Our expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

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Work accident claims in Ramsgate

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 1091 non-fatal and 2 fatal work-related accidents in Kent. 776 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident happened while working as a cleaner or an engineer, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Ramsgate work accidents?

Kent work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined14%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related3%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)6%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1%
Lifting and handling injuries21%
Physical assault18%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object5%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Clinical negligence claims in Ramsgate

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Ramsgate, including Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust (Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Public place injury claims in Ramsgate

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you were hurt in a supermarket or on council-maintained land, and another party caused your injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Claim compensation for a serious injury

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Ramsgate and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Ramsgate?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Ramsgate, Kent, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured in a public park or in a bicycle accident.

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Ramsgate solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator