Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Sevenoaks or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.
Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor
Selecting a suitable solicitor to act for you is an important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Sevenoaks (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how do you ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice to take on your case?
Look into 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
What types of claims for compensation do you handle in Sevenoaks?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Sevenoaks and Kent. We can assist with injuries and illness including:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from bricklayers to retail merchandisers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics in the Sevenoaks local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in Sevenoaks Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||4||4|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||1||0||2|
|Fall from height||14||13||13|
|Lifting and handling injuries||33||19||17|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||29||21||25|
|Hit by vehicle||3||3||3|
|Struck by object||10||11||11|
Personal injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to organophosphate exposure.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sevenoaks are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303. Incidents in Sevenoaks in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A224 and A225 junction and on the single carriageway of the A25 and A224 mini-roundabout.
Our network of trained road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in getting the highest general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Sevenoaks.
Medical and clinical negligence in Sevenoaks
Medical negligence - correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. A common example might be a dental negligence claim. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Sevenoaks have assisted with claims brought against local hospitals including Sevenoaks Hospital, Sevenoaks Hospital, Hospital Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3PG.
Sevenoaks serious injury compensation claims
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. Our 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.
Sevenoaks No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
Solicitors taking care of claims in Sevenoaks mostly work on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
We warrant No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not need to pay your solicitor's fees should the claim be unsuccessful. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.
Ready to make a injury claim?
When you are ready to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using the contact form.
Our expert team can help. If you need more information, you can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.