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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How can we help

We have helped injured claimants in Tonbridge, Kent and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

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

  • 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. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or where the injury occurred.

Why not speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Tonbridge road accident claims

Road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Tonbridge's roads because of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a car accident, or were involved as a pedestrian on Tonbridge's roads, our team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation sets out everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Tonbridge

If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or have been exposed to asbestos, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Kent workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained wrists suffered on spillages are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to welders lung.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by the Courts when calculating a claim. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers fight hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms communicate with medical professionals and Courts to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, back injuries and chemical poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Tonbridge 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, Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Free, no obligation advice

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.

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FAQs

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Tonbridge?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Tonbridge, Kent and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout Kent seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Check Tonbridge solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be instructive when considering which lawyer to go with.

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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 work-related upper limb disorders could vary between £17,710 and £18,700 (based on 2015 market research).

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Tonbridge?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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