Have you been injured in an accident that was not 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 claim compensation for:

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.

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Brighton

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
  • Pedestrian

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 aroad accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Brighton work accident claims

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.

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Work accident claims

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).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

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.

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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.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Brighton, and across the UK.

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Brighton No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Brighton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Brighton, East Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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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.

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What are the road accident statistics in Brighton?

Our network of expert litigators are experienced in achieving the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident 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.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Brighton?

In 2021, there were 375 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in East Sussex.

East Sussex work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified10%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury1%
Explosion related0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1%
Fall from height14%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0%
Lifting and handling injuries22%
Assault9%
Slip, trip, fall same level32%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Struck by object5%
Trapped underneath something0%

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor