Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured claimants in Sevenoaks, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.
Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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 Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt due to someone else's actions.
Regardless of whether you were hurt in a car collision on Sevenoaks's roads, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our expert team can help. This guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sevenoaks
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
Whatever your job - whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Accidents in a public place
Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Kent. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on South Park and on Seal Rd.
Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to organophosphate exposure.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major impact on an injured person and their family. We fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. The panel of specialist lawyers engage with insurance companies, Courts and doctors and health professionals to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses considered to be catastrophic or serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to asbestos-related disease.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Sevenoaks 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, Sevenoaks 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 Sevenoaks, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Sevenoaks?
We are a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Sevenoaks, Kent and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the workplace.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Sevenoaks solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching online reviews can be a good place to start if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to go with.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Will I need to select a local Sevenoaks solicitor?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially critical as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a company with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually need to go to a medical examination.
The variation in personal injury success fees charged by firms is considerable.
E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £24,124 for a moderate pain disorder could conceivably vary from £14,474 to £20,505.
Additional reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
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.