Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
Whether you are based in Burgess Hill or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
For most claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your solicitor will discuss these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to pick the best injury lawyer for your claim
Choosing the best solicitor to help you is the most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Burgess Hill (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how do you ensure you choose the most appropriate firm for 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.
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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.
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What types of cases does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries throughout Burgess Hill. We have helped with:
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.
Road traffic accidents in Burgess Hill
Quittances network of certified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Burgess Hill.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Burgess Hill are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,748.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for people, from carpenters to careers advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures for the Mid Sussex local authority collated under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Mid Sussex Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||4||0||0|
|Fall from height||10||9||11|
|Injured by an animal||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48||19||30|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||58||46||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||4|
|Struck by object||13||9||6|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Burgess Hill
Clinical negligence (once referred to as medical negligence) is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. An example might be an NHS Never Event claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Burgess Hill have helped with compensation claims filed against hospitals including Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4EX.
Burgess Hill No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
When your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the legal fees. When the claim is won, the fees for your solicitor will be covered by the losing Defendant.
A success fee is charged by Burgess Hill lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, this fee will be usually 25 percent and is taken from your compensation award.
Do I have to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means you will face no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. Information can help you to make the right choice for you.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQs.
Start a claim for compensation
Once you have decided to get underway, you can start your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using our online contact form here.
Speak to the Quittance network of specialists today for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.