A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Tenterden or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

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

Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Tenterden, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a short, free call with a specialist lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Tenterden

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from lathe operators to traders, to seek financial compensation. Work injury figures for the Ashford local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Ashford Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other251724
Electric shock injury100
Machinery related634
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)411
Fall from height131014
Animal related522
Manual handling483127
Physical attack10711
Slip, trip, fall same level594034
Struck against747
Struck by moving vehicle211
Struck by object241213

See: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Tenterden

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Tenterden serious injury compensation

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.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Tenterden

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. For example, you can write to Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent, to make a formal complaint against Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

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Tenterden No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Tenterden and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Tenterden, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years 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
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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Finding a suitable solicitor to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the best one to act for you?

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.

More : What is the process for attending a medical?

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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