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

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help injured people in Billingshurst, West Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

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

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.

Why not speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Billingshurst road accident claims

Billingshurst drivers and other road users are entitled to make a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on Billingshurst's roads, we can help you take action. Quittance's road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the compensation process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Billingshurst

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

However your injury occurred, whether you broke a bone or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

More about Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

More about Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Billingshurst 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, Billingshurst 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 Billingshurst, West 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

We are Quittance Legal Services

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

Have you won many injury claims in Billingshurst?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Billingshurst, West Sussex and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on the road to workplace accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

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 are the road accident statistics in Billingshurst

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.

Billingshurst work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury information for the Chichester Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Chichester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified11
Electrocution0
Contact with machinery10
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)0
Fall from height (ladder)13
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and carrying43
Physical attack4
Slip, trip or fall41
Struck against5
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object16
Crushed 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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