Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

What happened?

The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.

Please select how you were injured:

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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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Claim child injury compensation

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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

Accidents on Crawley's roads are reasonably common. Official gov.uk data for 2021 shows there were 1972 road accidents in West Sussex. There were 1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatal accidents in 2021. Accidents in the Crawley area in 2013 included crashes on the A2220 and A23 roundabout and on the A2004 and A2011 roundabout.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Crawley, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Crawley work accident claims

There were 0 fatalities and 106 other work accidents in Crawley in 2021.

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.

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a baggage handler or a mechanic, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Crawley?

Work accidents in Crawley (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined10%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related1%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)1%
Fall from height8%
Animal related0%
Lifting and handling injuries31%
Physical attack2%
Slip or trip27%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle1%
Hit by falling object15%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Crawley clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Crawley.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Crawley public place injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were hurt on a pothole or on a wet floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Public place accident claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include head or spinal injuries, but could also include injuries arising from medical negligence or pharmaceutical error.

We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to go into a solicitor's office?

When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Crawley and cross the UK.

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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:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many Crawley injury claimants?

We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Crawley, West Sussex, or anywhere in the UK.

Regardless of whether you were hurt as a result of a missed diagnosis or at work, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.

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.

Crawley personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor