Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and our network of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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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Which kinds of claims does Quittance conduct?
Quittance's network of experienced solicitors help clients receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.
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.
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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||1||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||14||4||8|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||38||36||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||0||0|
|Hit by falling object||10||7||5|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Road traffic claims
Quittances 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.
Medical negligence in Battle
Clinical negligence - until recently referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional, private or NHS. An example case might be a delayed diagnosis claim. Our panel of lawyers acting for East Sussex and Battle have worked on negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Spire Sussex Hospital, The Ridge, St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 7PT.
Battle No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Lawyers taking care of claims in Battle and East Sussex in most cases work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from billing you for any legal fees if the case is lost.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance warrant No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not need to pay any of the law firm's fees in the event that you do not win your claim.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on our FAQ page.
Get your compensation claim underway
When you have made the choice to get underway, you can start your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.