Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

We have helped injured people in Swanley, Kent and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury.

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the location of the injury.

A short phone consultation will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Swanley

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Swanley and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

It does not matter whether you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash at a junction, we can assist. This guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Swanley work accident claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was responsible? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as an HGV driver or an electrician, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Read more:

Work accident claims

Swanley clinical negligence claims

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Swanley public place accidents

Whether your accident occurred in a playground or in a supermarket, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Claim compensation for a serious injury

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining what a claim is worth.

We fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Swanley No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Swanley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Swanley, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Swanley and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Swanley?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Swanley, Kent and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Kent get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to public place accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Swanley - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for very serious thumb injuries, for example, ranges from £15,840 to £28,325 (based on 2015 market data).

Will you need to choose a local Swanley lawyer?

The location of the law firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm that offers a national network as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.

See - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

What are the road accident statistics in Swanley

Our network of professional injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Swanley.

Accidents involving vehicles in Swanley are relatively common. Government statistics reveal 48 fatal accidents, 546 serious accidents and 5236 slight accidents in 2013 in Kent (Total events were 5830 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 6,303. Accidents in Swanley in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A20 and M25 roundabout and on the B2173 and B258 roundabout.

What are the Swanley work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident figures for the Dartford Local Authority (2013/14) was available under reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Dartford Local AuthorityReported Injuries
General20
Electrical injury1
Machinery related7
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2
Fall from height13
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0
Lifting and handling injuries40
Physical assault11
Slip, trip, fall same level55
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle7
Struck by object18
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor