Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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.
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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.
Legal claims we handle in Crawley
Our network of solicitors help clients receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||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|
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.
Road accidents in Crawley
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
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.
Clinical negligence in Crawley
Clinical negligence - until recently called medical negligence - is when an injury follows a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Our select panel of injury solicitors acting for West Sussex and Crawley have handled negligence claims filed against the health service that include Sussex Community Dermatology Service (Crawley Hospital), Outpatients '1' Department, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH.
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.
Crawley No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Lawyers handling claims in Crawley work on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the claim fails.
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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
We offer clear information helping people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions in our FAQ section.
Get a claim for compensation underway
Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to make your injury claim, or you can start a claim here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists can help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.