Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Sandwich or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Do I need to choose a local Sandwich solicitor ?
The location of the solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near Sandwich as Claimants will have to attend a medical exam.
Further reading - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 a broken tibula or fibula, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £1,000 to £7,370 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Injury lawyer reviews in Sandwich - What to consider
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Claims we handle in Sandwich
Quittance's network of solicitors assist people receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Medical and clinical negligence in Sandwich
Medical negligence, more precisely called Clinical Negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Kent and Sandwich have worked on claims brought against hospitals that include Victoria Hospital Deal, Victoria Hospital, London Road, Deal, CT14 9UA.
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Sandwich.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sandwich are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 6,303.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to toluene exposure.
Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from plasterers to public relations officers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness figures for the Dover local authority are published under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Dover Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||3||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||12||9||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||33||26||16|
|Slip, trip or fall||54||37||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||5|
|Hit by falling object||24||6||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Sandwich serious injury claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on a Claimant and their family. By relieving the pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, a claim allows people to focus on recovery.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers communicate with insurance companies, the other side's legal representatives and medical providers, helping to ensure families affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from eye injuries to serious pharmaceutical error.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics indicate that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the Kent workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Dover local authority) compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with street falls having happened on the Street and on Sandwich Rd.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle claims for compensation in Sandwich
When your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal fees. If your claim is won, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the losing Defendant.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some firms could charge additional fees if they lose your case. Through a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Get more information without picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin?
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to make a injury claim, or start your compensation claim here.
If you have anything else to ask or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.