Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
We have helped injured people in Brighton, East Sussex and throughout the UK. We can help you claim your compensation too.
How were you injured?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
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Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I claim if I was injured as a child?
Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.
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.
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.
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Road accident claims in Brighton
Vehicle accidents in Brighton are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1375 road accidents in East Sussex in 2021 (1036 slight accidents, 321 accidents and 18 fatalities). Incidents in Brighton in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B2066 and A23 crossroads and on the A259 and A23 roundabout.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Brighton, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you injured when riding a bike, or have been hurt in a car accident, our specialist team are here. This guide explains how to make a road accident claim.
Brighton work accident claims
In 2021, there were 375 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in East Sussex.
|East Sussex work accidents (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Machinery related injury||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1%|
|Fall from height||14%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1%|
|Struck by object||5%|
|Trapped underneath something||0%|
You may be able to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a police officer or a crane operator, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Brighton clinical negligence claims
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Brighton, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex).
Brighton Occupiers liability injury claims
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether you have been injured in a gym or in a restaurant, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries usually lead to long-term health issues, ongoing medical treatments, disability or reduced life-expectancy. These injuries include head or spinal injuries. Loss of sight, other injuries to the senses, and long-term health issues are also considered to be life-altering injuries.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Brighton and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Have you helped many injury claimants in Brighton?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Brighton and East Sussex every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a missed diagnosis or on a bicycle.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Brighton injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews and personal recommendations can make it easier decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.