A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Battle or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by your lawyer.

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Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Battle

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained no win no fee lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Battle.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Battle are common with a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,969.

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Work accident claims in Battle

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from metal workers to air traffic controllers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident data for the Hastings local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hastings Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other81510
Electric shock001
Machinery related injury413
Fire related (e.g. scars)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)111
Fall from height (ladder)1448
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)020
Manual handling383125
Assault757
Slip, trip, fall same level383629
Struck against421
Struck by moving vehicle200
Hit by falling object1075
Crushed by something collapsing001

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Battle

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.

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Serious injury

We understand the critical difference an injury claim makes to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitor firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include bowel cancer and serious psychiatric harm.

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Slips and trips

Official statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the East Sussex workplace. They are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained arms suffered on raised flagstones are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Harrow Lane and on Battle Rd.

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Battle No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Battle and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Battle, from more minor injury cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

To meet more of our 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 handling claims in Battle?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Battle, East Sussex and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout East Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to cycling accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

How to select the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Check Battle solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which lawyer to act for you.

See - Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is surprising.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?18,207 for work-related upper limb disorders might vary from ?10,924 to ?15,476.

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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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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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