Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Tenterden, Kent and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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:
Tenterden road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured on Tenterden's roads due to another party's actions.
Whether you were involved riding a cycle on Tenterden's roads, or were hurt in a crash, this road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tenterden
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Safety data underline the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent accident in the Kent workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by tools in use, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken toes experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened in the area.
Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.
More claim types
The Quittance team understand the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a successful claim helps claimants to focus on their rehabilitation.
Tenterden No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Tenterden injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Tenterden, Kent and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
We are Quittance Legal Services
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Tenterden?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Tenterden, Kent and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants in Kent seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and road accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Do I need to go with a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a company that offers a national network as you will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.
What should you look for when comparing Tenterden solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
The diversity in success fees between different firms is an important consideration for claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £67,670 for lung cancer can range from £40,602 to £57,519.
Read more at : How to compare injury solicitors quotes
What are the road accident statistics in Tenterden
Our network of qualified injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Tenterden.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Tenterden are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 5830 accidents (5236 slight accidents, 546 serious accidents and 48 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Kent local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 6,303.
Tenterden work accident statistics
The most up to date 2019 work injury figures for the Ashford Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the HSE:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Ashford Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||1|
|Fall from height||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||34|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Struck by object||13|
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.