Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
If you live in East Grinstead or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.
For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
In all cases, a short, free call with an expert East Grinstead solicitor will provide answers and useful advice.
How to select the right personal injury lawyer for your claim
Identifying the best solicitor to assist you is a key step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of East Grinstead - how do you ensure you choose the ideal company to help you?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £13,530 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Comparing injury solicitors in East Grinstead - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
What types of claims for compensation do you conduct in East Grinstead?
Quittance's network of expert solicitors assist Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Clinical negligence in East Grinstead
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for East Grinstead have helped with claims filed against hospitals including Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead), Holtye Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in East Grinstead
Quittances panel of certified solicitors have decades of experience in achieving the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in East Grinstead.
Accidents involving vehicles in East Grinstead are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 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.
East Grinstead solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim allows them to prioritise their recovery.
Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from farm workers to consumer rights advisers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Mid Sussex local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Mid Sussex Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||4||0||0|
|Fall from height||10||9||11|
|Injured by an animal||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48||19||30|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||58||46||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||4|
|Struck by object||13||9||6|
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Sussex workplace. They are sometimes the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a harmful substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries like fractured wrists happening on potholes are also common with recent slips having occurred on London Road and on Dunnings Rd.
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesolthelioma to benzene poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle cases in East Grinstead
No Win, No Fee agreements secure Claimants in East Grinstead from a requirement to pay solicitors' fees if their compensation claim is not successful.
A success fee will be charged by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is taken out of the compensation award and will be usually 25%.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you have no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on having the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
How to get a compensation claim underway
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through our contact form.
If you have further questions or would like more detail about the claims process before making a decision, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.