Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Billingshurst or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and our panel of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
For most claims, proving a claim has three key components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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
Advice for potential Claimants looking for a lawyer
It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Matters for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Do I need a local lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitors office is not so relevant as cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Billingshurst
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The diversity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers often surprises Claimants.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £55,196 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can range from £33,117 to £46,916.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
What kinds of compensation claims do you conduct in Billingshurst and West Sussex?
Quittance's panel of expert lawyers help people get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Serious injury experts serving Billingshurst
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their family. A claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided families claim compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to multiple fractures.
Road traffic claims
Our group of proficient no win no fee litigators have decades of experience in fighting for the best damages for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Billingshurst.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Billingshurst are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,748. Accidents in the Billingshurst area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A272 and B2133 junction and on the A29 and A272 roundabout.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to building services engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury information for the Chichester local authority are detailed under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Chichester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||4||5||10|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||12||9||13|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2||2||0|
|Lifting and carrying||45||39||43|
|Slip, trip or fall||65||39||41|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||5|
|Struck by object||25||13||16|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded data underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Sussex workplace. They are quite often related to accidents recorded in another category for instance being struck by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Chichester local authority) claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on pavement ice are also common with falls having happened on Petworth Rd and on Guildford Rd.
Clinical and medical negligence in Billingshurst
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is the term for when an injury is associated with a breach of duty by a medical professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for West Sussex and Billingshurst have helped with negligence cases brought against healthcare providers including Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling matters in Billingshurst
Lawyers taking care of claims in Billingshurst and West Sussex generally act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents the solicitor from charging you any legal costs if they lose the case.
A 'success fee' can be charged by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is paid out of your compensation award and is generally 25 percent.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Making the right decision depends on receiving the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
Find more information without being required to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a compensation claim?
When you are ready to get underway, you can start the compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via the contact form here.
Quittance's team of experts look forward to helping you. If you need more information, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.