Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
If you are based in Copthorne or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured Claimants, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
Do I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not so important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors' firm that offers national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Copthorne?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a Claimant awarded £67,083 for severe knee injuries could conceivably vary from £40,250 to £57,020.
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Which types of compensation claims do you handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness across Copthorne. Our team have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from factory workers to community workers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness figures in the Crawley local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in Crawley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||2||2||4|
|Fall from height||21||20||24|
|Lifting and handling injuries||152||80||90|
|Slip or trip||122||101||79|
|Hit by vehicle||9||5||3|
|Hit by falling object||46||31||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Sussex. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by machinery or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Boulevard and on North Rd.
Clinical and medical negligence in Copthorne
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is where an injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Copthorne have been instructed on claims made against hospitals that include Langley Green Hospital, Martyrs Avenue, Crawley, RH11 7EJ.
Copthorne specialists for serious injury claims
The lasting impact a serious injury has will be understood by the Courts when calculating injury compensation.
By reducing the financial stress serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a compensation claim allows people to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors engage with insurance providers and the Courts, helping to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include chemical burns, birth negligence and paralysis.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving vehicles in Copthorne are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748. Incidents in the Copthorne area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B2036 and A2011 junction and on the A2011 and M23 roundabout.
Our panel of skilled road traffic accident solicitors are experienced in in achieving the highest general and special damages for Claimants injured in a road accident in Copthorne.
Copthorne No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants in Copthorne from a requirement to settle legal fees if the claim for compensation is not won.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with information about the process. Information helps you to make the right decision for your future.
Get more answers online before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make your personal injury claim?
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to make your compensation claim, or begin the personal injury claim online here.
If you need a specific question answered before starting, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone 0800 612 7456.