A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Sittingbourne or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sittingbourne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from lathe operators to recruitment consultants, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work data for the Swale local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Swale Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Sittingbourne

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert no win no fee litigators are experienced in negotiating the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Sittingbourne.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sittingbourne are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303. Accidents in Sittingbourne in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A2 and B2005 junction and on the A249 and B2006 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Sittingbourne specialists for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an injured person. Quittance's team fight for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including damages for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families recover compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from major surgical negligence to spinal cord damage.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Kent. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by a falling object, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries such as bruised backs experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on High St and on Central Avenue.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to pneumoconiosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Sittingbourne

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Sittingbourne No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Sittingbourne and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Sittingbourne, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Sittingbourne?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Sittingbourne, Kent and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal matter is a key step towards claiming the best compensation award for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Sittingbourne, what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal company to represent you?

The diversity in the amount of fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?4,380 for a severe thumb dislocation could vary from ?2,628 to ?3,723.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Sittingbourne?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Read Sittingbourne personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary enormously.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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