A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Sheerness or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Sheerness

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Sheerness

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from bricklayers to public affairs consultants, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident figures for the Swale local authority are compiled under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Swale Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known334026
Electric shock100
Machinery related776
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)100
Exposed to fire211
Harmful substance related1014
Fall from height (scaffolding)222411
Animal related (e.g. livestock)301
Manual handling793940
Physical assault191119
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)605753
Struck against1456
Struck by moving vehicle273
Hit by object241027
Trapped by something collapsing012

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Sheerness

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.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to pleural thickening.

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Sheerness serious injury compensation claims

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.

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Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive data emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident at work in Kent. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with incidents having happened on Main Rd and on Broadway.

Sheerness No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Sheerness and throughout the UK.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Sheerness, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the best lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards achieving the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Sheerness, how can you make sure you instruct the ideal firm to represent you?

The diversity in personal injury fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?11,173 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could conceivably vary from ?6,704 to ?9,497.

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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.

See : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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