Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
We have helped hundreds of people in Sandwich, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened.
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether a minor was injured or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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
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:
Road accident claims in Sandwich
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Sandwich's roads as the result of the carelessness of another driver.
Whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Sandwich's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we can help you take action. Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sandwich
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
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.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.
Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to toluene exposure.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Sandwich No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Sandwich injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sandwich, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Sandwich and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
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What experience do you have of injury claims in Sandwich?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Sandwich, Kent and across the UK, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
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 tibia 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.
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.