Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured claimants in East Grinstead, West Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you can claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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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East Grinstead road accident claims

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on East Grinstead's roads due to the actions of another road user.

No matter if you have been hurt in a crash, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, we are here to help. This expert guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Grinstead

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to benzene poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

East Grinstead 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, East Grinstead 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 East Grinstead, West 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

Speak to an expert

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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FAQs

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in East Grinstead?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people in East Grinstead, West Sussex and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

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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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