A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Crowborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Beginning your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Crowborough

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Crowborough

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from dental nurses to conference organisers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures for the Wealden local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related injury226
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. burns)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)201
Fall from height181112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)533
Lifting and carrying451716
Physical assault1634
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)534848
Struck against347
Hit by vehicle212
Struck by object11110
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Crowborough

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

Slip and trip 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.

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

Crowborough serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the change a compensation claim can make to people impacted by severe injury. We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs.

Our network of specialist solicitors work with medical professionals, the legal system and insurers to ensure families impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Crowborough 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 Crowborough and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Crowborough and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

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 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.

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.

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?".

Look into 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.

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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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