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Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

What caused your injury?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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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.

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 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.

Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

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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.

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.

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Crowborough road accident claims

Government data reveals there were 1375 road accidents in East Sussex in 2021, including 1036 slight accidents, 321 accidents and 18 fatalities. 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.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Crowborough, 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

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

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Road accident compensation claims

Crowborough work accident claims

East Sussex Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 375 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 265 cases.

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

All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a fitness trainer or a garage mechanic, our work injury claim guide 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 Crowborough?

HSE-reported work accidents in East SussexReported Injuries
General16%
Electric shock1%
Machinery related injury5%
Exposed to explosion0%
Fire related (e.g. burns)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1%
Fall from height9%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)2%
Lifting and carrying12%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)36%
Struck against5%
Hit by vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Crowborough clinical negligence claims

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. 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 private clinics and NHS trusts covering Crowborough, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Crowborough public place accident claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether your accident occurred on a slippery floor at a supermarket or on a public footpath, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.

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Public place accident claims

Serious injury claims

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

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

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day 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.

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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 Crowborough 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

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Crowborough?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Crowborough, East Sussex, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured at work, in a road traffic accident or due to medical negligence.

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.

Crowborough personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews will help you to 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.

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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