Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- 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 considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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:
Burgess Hill road accident claims
Drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured on Burgess Hill's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash, Quittance's guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Burgess Hill
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive figures reveal that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury in the West Sussex workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often connected to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken collarbones occurring on potholes are also common with recent pavement trips having happened on Leylands Rd and on Church Walk.
When a person sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are only looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims
More injury claim types
We understand the vital difference compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by serious injury. By limiting the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured person, a compensation claim helps people to prioritise recovery.
Our network of solicitor firms have helped families receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from multiple fractures to poisoning.
Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Burgess Hill 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, Burgess Hill 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 Burgess Hill, 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.
Advice and help
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:
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What is your track record of handling claims in Burgess Hill?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across West Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Do I need to instruct a local Burgess Hill legal firm?
Going for a local firm is not so relevant as injury cases are typically conducted by phone and email.
You will need to choose a firm that has national medical coverage as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.
Read Burgess Hill personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.
Reviews can be instructive when thinking about which solicitor to choose.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms often surprises claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £65,731 for a serious back injury could conceivably vary from £39,439 to £55,871.
More information Get a personal injury quote
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.