Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

How can we help

We have helped injured people in Crowborough, East Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether liability can be proved.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Crowborough road accident claims

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Crowborough's roads due to another party's carelessness.

Regardless of whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Crowborough's roads, our team are here. Our road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crowborough

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of injury at work in East Sussex and the UK. They are often lead to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Wealden local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Green Lane and on Croft Rd.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from workplace cancer to farmers lung.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Crowborough 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, Crowborough 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 Crowborough, East 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Our specialist solicitors have 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Crowborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Crowborough, East Sussex and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in East Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and accidents on building sites.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

Picking the right lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Do you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly important as cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that offers national medical centres as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Crowborough solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Quittance reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Crowborough

Our panel of certified no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in securing the highest damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Crowborough.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Crowborough are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,969. Accidents in the Crowborough region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A26 and B2100 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A26 and B2157 roundabout.

What are the Crowborough work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work injury figures for the Wealden Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General21
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)3
Lifting and carrying16
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)48
Struck against7
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s 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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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