Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Ramsgate, Kent and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
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).
Are there any exceptions?
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 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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
If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Ramsgate's roads because of the carelessness of another driver, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Ramsgate's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, we can help. Quittance's expert guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ramsgate
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
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.
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. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, to raise a complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
Read more about Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
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.
Read more about Catastrophic injury claims
Ramsgate 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, Ramsgate 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 Ramsgate, 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.
Friendly and professional advice
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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Have you handled many claims in Ramsgate?
We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Ramsgate, Kent and across the UK, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and accidents on the road.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.