A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Crawley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation should be made within a three-year window in most cases.

In order to win a Crawley personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer will discuss these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Crawley

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Crawley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from forklift drivers to commercial horticulturists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics for the Crawley local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Crawley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)101
Machinery related844
Fire related (e.g. scars)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)224
Fall from height212024
Animal related611
Lifting and handling injuries1528090
Physical attack17107
Slip or trip12210179
Struck against9127
Hit by vehicle953
Hit by falling object463143
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Crawley

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

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Crawley specialists for serious injury compensation

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

Slips, trips and falls

HSE figures reveal that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent accident in the West Sussex workplace. They are typically the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place (Crawley local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on potholes are also common with slips and trips having occurred on the Boulevard and on Southgate Parade.

Crawley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Crawley and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Crawley and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

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.

Our 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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