Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and across the UK. We will help you get the compensation you need to fund your recovery
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
Please select how you were injured:
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.
Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.
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.
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
Road accidents in Burgess Hill are reasonably common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1972 road accidents in West Sussex in 2021, including 1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatal accidents.
We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Burgess Hill and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.
Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash, our guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.
Work accident claims in Burgess Hill
In 2021, there were 523 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in West Sussex.
|HSE-reported work accidents in West Sussex||Reported Injuries|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||0%|
|Fall from height||9%|
|Injured by an animal||0%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||29%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3%|
|Struck by object||5%|
If you have been injured or made ill as a result of your employer's negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a firefighter or a support worker, our work injury claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims 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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Burgess Hill, including Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex).
Occupiers liability injury claims in Burgess Hill
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether your accident happened on a public footpath or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.
Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Burgess Hill and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Has Quittance helped many claimants in Burgess Hill?
Whether you live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car or bike accident or as a result of a missed diagnosis we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Burgess Hill personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.