Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in Sheerness, Kent and across the UK claim 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:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, the quantum of the claim or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
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:
Sheerness road accident claims
Sheerness drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you have been hurt in a collision on the motorway, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Sheerness's roads, our team can help. Our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sheerness
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any losses or expenses.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a person is injured as the result of a GP, nurse 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, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you are only looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.
Read more: Medical negligence claims
Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to pleural thickening.
Read more: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the change a successful claim makes to people who have been impacted by serious injury. We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of expert lawyers work with medical practitioners and insurance companies, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis, radiation exposure and concussion.
Read more: Serious injury claims
Sheerness 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, Sheerness 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 Sheerness, 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.
We can help
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
Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance handled many Sheerness claims?
We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Sheerness, Kent and across the UK, get compensation.
Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and car accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.
Do you need to choose a local Sheerness lawyer?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Sheerness?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Sheerness
Quittance's panel of skilled lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Sheerness.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sheerness 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 area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303.
Work accident statistics in Sheerness
The most up to date 2019 work accident figures for the Swale Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Swale Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0|
|Exposed to fire||1|
|Harmful substance related||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||11|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||53|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Hit by object||27|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2|
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.