Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Swanscombe, Kent and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was 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 numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf. Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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:
Road accident claims in Swanscombe
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Regardless of whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car collision, our expert team can help. This road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a claim.
Work injury claims in Swanscombe
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a police officer or a roofer, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims in Swanscombe
Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Swanscombe.
Occupiers liability accident claims in Swanscombe
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether you were hurt on public transport or at a leisure centre, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Swanscombe, and across the UK.
Swanscombe 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.
Swanscombe 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 Swanscombe, 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.
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.
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 Swanscombe 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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Have you helped many claimants in Swanscombe?
Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Swanscombe, Kent and across the country.
Whether you have been injured on a bicycle, due to your employer's negligence or due to a negligent diagnosis we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Swanscombe personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.
Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.
What are Swanscombe road accident statistics?
Government data reveals there were 4288 road accidents in Kent in 2021, including 3539 slight accidents, 697 accidents and 52 fatalities. Accidents in Swanscombe in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A2 and A296 slip road and on the B2175 and A226 roundabout.
Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Swanscombe.
Swanscombe work accident statistics
Kent Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 1091 non-fatal and 2 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 776 cases.
|Work accidents in Kent (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||31%|
|Hit by vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||10%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.