A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury 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.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Burgess Hill

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related434
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)400
Fall from height10911
Injured by an animal210
Lifting and handling injuries481930
Physical attack1189
Slip, trip, fall same level584636
Struck against426
Struck by moving vehicle324
Struck by object1396

Further information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Burgess Hill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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 reporters 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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

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.

Serious injury

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

Clinical and medical negligence in Burgess Hill

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

Burgess Hill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Burgess Hill and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Burgess Hill and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

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.

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

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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