Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help injured people in Bexhill, East Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

We would be happy to give you a definitive answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. 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 calculator

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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Road accident claims in Bexhill

Road users have the right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Bexhill's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Bexhill's roads, our expert team are here. The Quittance useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bexhill

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in East Sussex and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading for instance being struck by a moving object, when supporting another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Rother local authority) negligence claims injuries like broken arms sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened on Windmill Drive and on Devonshire Square.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want answers instead of claiming compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting impact serious injury has will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when working out what a claim is worth. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim enables people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include serious psychiatric harm, chronic pain and degloving injuries.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bexhill 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, Bexhill 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 Bexhill, East Sussex 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

Helping people like you

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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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Bexhill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Bexhill, East Sussex and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across East Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Will you need to choose a local Bexhill legal firm ?

The location of a firm is not important as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to attend a medical exam.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bexhill - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £8,996 for a moderate thumb injury can range from £5,397 to £7,646.

Read more at Compare solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Bexhill

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bexhill are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969. Incidents in Bexhill in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A259 and A269 junction and on the A259 and A2036 roundabout.

Quittance's group of expert legal advisors have years of experience in getting the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Bexhill.

Work accident statistics in Bexhill

The latest 2019 accident figures in the Rother Local Authority (2013/14) was available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Rother Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General7
Machinery related3
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and handling injuries14
Physical attack2
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against0
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object4
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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