A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Chichester or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis 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 of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Chichester

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Chichester are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 30 fatal accidents, 408 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in West Sussex (Total events were 2554 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748. Accidents in the Chichester region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A27 and A259 roundabout and on the A27 and A286 roundabout.

Quittance's group of best of breed road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in securing the highest settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Chichester.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Chichester

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to company secretaries, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident figures for the Chichester local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Chichester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery4510
Fire related (e.g. burns)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)310
Fall from height (ladder)12913
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Lifting and carrying453943
Physical attack424
Slip, trip or fall653941
Struck against465
Struck by moving vehicle115
Struck by object251316
Crushed by something collapsing200

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

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 and clinical negligence in Chichester

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

Serious injury

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

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 Chichester and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Chichester, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate injury lawyer to act for you is a key step towards getting the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Chichester - how do you make certain you choose the best legal practice to help you?

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.

Read more Reviews

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.

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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