Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
How can we help
Every year, we help injured people in Bognor Regis, West Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Bognor Regis road accident claims
Drivers and other road users may be able to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Bognor Regis's roads because of another party's negligence.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a crash, our team can help. This guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bognor Regis
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Government data reveal that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the West Sussex workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Durlston Drive and on Aldwick Rd.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
More injury claim types
We recognise the vital difference a compensation claim will make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. A claim will ease the financial load on a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Bognor Regis 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, Bognor Regis 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 Bognor Regis, 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.
What should I do next?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Bognor Regis claims?
We are a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Bognor Regis, West Sussex and across the UK, obtain compensation.
Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to accidents in the workplace.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Check Bognor Regis solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by injury lawyers can differ.
Reading reviews can be informative if you are thinking about which solicitor to act for you.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Do you need to select a local solicitor?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly important as cases are usually run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will need to attend an independent medical examination.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a moderate thumb injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,810 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.