Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Every year, we help injured claimants in Chichester, West Sussex and throughout 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, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are a number of other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury 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. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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:
Chichester road accident claims
If you were injured in an accident on Chichester's roads because of the carelessness of another driver, you can claim compensation.
No matter if you were hurt in a crash on Chichester's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, Quittance's expert guide sets out how to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Chichester
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you had a fall from height or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in West Sussex in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken toes experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with falls having happened on West Street and on St. James Rd.
Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial damages. To raise a complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant impact on an affected individual.
We fight for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have helped claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from head injuries to chemical burns.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Chichester No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Chichester injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Chichester, West Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Chichester and cross the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What is your track record of winning claims in Chichester?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Chichester, West Sussex and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.
We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to bike accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Read Chichester solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.
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The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful claimant awarded £25,721 for a serious wrist injury might vary from £15,432 to £21,862.
Read more at How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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.