Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Crawley, West Sussex and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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:
Road accident claims in Crawley
Crawley cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's actions.
It does not matter whether you were injured as a pedestrian on Crawley's roads, or were hurt in a collision, our team can help. Quittance's guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Crawley
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a mechanic injured in a garage, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
When a patient is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award. For example, to make a complaint against South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley, Sussex.
Further information: Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
The Quittance team recognise the difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Crawley No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Crawley injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Crawley, West Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
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Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of injury claims in Crawley?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Crawley, West Sussex and throughout the UK, get compensation.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across West Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
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.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The variation in the amount of fees charged by firms is surprising.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded £3,365 for a wrist fracture can vary from £2,019 to £2,860.
Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes
What should you look for when comparing Crawley solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
What are the road accident statistics in Crawley
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Crawley are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748. Accidents in the Crawley area in 2013 included crashes on the A2220 and A23 roundabout and on the A2004 and A2011 roundabout.
Our network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the best settlements for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Crawley.
Crawley work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work accident stats for the Crawley Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Crawley Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scarrs)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||4|
|Fall from height||24|
|Lifting and handling injuries||90|
|Slip or trip||79|
|Hit by vehicle||3|
|Hit by falling object||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.