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

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in East Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:

  • 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether causation can be established.

Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also 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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East Sussex road accident claims

If you have been injured on East Sussex's roads as the result of another driver's negligence, you have a right to claim compensation.

No matter if you were hurt in a crash, or have been involved as a pedestrian, our road accident compensation claim guide sets out everything you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in East Sussex

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.

However your injury occurred, whether you have been hit by a falling object or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East England workplace in 2014/15. They are typically related to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or a drowning accident. Public place (Rother local authority) negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on High St.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to benzene poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term effect a serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

East Sussex 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 Sussex 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 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

Caring and sensitive support

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in East Sussex?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in East Sussex and across the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout East Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

How to find the right personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

Finding the most appropriate lawyer for your legal matter is a crucial step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in East Sussex?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

East Sussex personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when considering which lawyer to work with.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?42,460 and ?67,925 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

What are the road accident statistics in East Sussex

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in East Sussex.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in East Sussex are relatively frequent with a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.

Work accident statistics in East Sussex

The latest 2019 accident at work stats for the Rother Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Work accidents in Rother Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General7
Machinery related3
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)2
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1
Lifting and handling injuries14
Physical attack2
Slip, trip, fall same level26
Struck against0
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object4
Trapped by something collapsing0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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