A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Our national network of solicitors help clients throughout the UK retain more personal injury compensation.

If you live in Brightons or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Brightons

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Brightons.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Brightons are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 3 fatal accidents, 37 serious accidents and 283 slight accidents in 2013 in Falkirk (Total events were 323 local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 296. Incidents in Brightons in 2013 included crashes on the roundabout of the A803 and M9 slip road and on the B805 and B810 roundabout.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Brightons

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped self employed or employed claimants, from warehouse assistants to armed forces officers, to claim for their work related injuries.

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other types of claim

Serious injury lawyers handling cases in Brightons

Quittance understand the difference a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers correspond with insurance companies and the legal system, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness held to be serious and catastrophic range from cerebral palsy to back injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries like pulled muscles happening on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on Garrison Place and on Cow Wynd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Brightons

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, Falkirk, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Forth Valley.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Brightons No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Brightons and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Brightons, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

Have you handled many Brightons claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Brightons, Stirlingshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Stirlingshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car passenger accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Advice for potential claimants searching for a lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Brightons?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?48,405 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from ?29,043 to ?41,144.

Further reading : How much compensation can you claim?

Brightons personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

Read : Solicitor reviews

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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