A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Snodland or anywhere in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Snodland or slip or trip, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your solicitor can take you through these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Snodland

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum compensation for claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Snodland.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Snodland are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 6,303.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Snodland

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from building site contractors to special education teachers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness information for the Tonbridge and Malling local authority are published under RIDDOR by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Tonbridge and Malling Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported221616
Electric shock100
Machinery related injury786
Explosion related001
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)213
Fall from height231417
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Physical attack527
Slip, trip or fall764660
Struck against859
Hit by vehicle273
Hit by object202120
Trapped underneath something201

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury experts in Snodland

The long-term effect of serious injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation. We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including reimbursement for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms have for many years helped people affected by major accidents. Injury and illness considered to be serious and catastrophic include chemical burns and multiple fractures.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Kent in 2014/15. They are typically the cause of injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place (Tonbridge and Malling local authority) negligence claims injuries like strained muscles happening on potholes are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Martin Square and on High Street.

Medical and clinical negligence in Snodland

When someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, you can contact Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent.

Further information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to PCB exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Snodland 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 Snodland and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Snodland, 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 level of 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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Snodland?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people in Snodland, Kent and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

Finding the most suitable solicitor for your case is your most important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Snodland - what is the best way to ensure you choose the most appropriate company to handle your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of hearing in one ear could vary between ?25,300 and ?36,850 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Snodland?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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