Updated: Sunday, 11th September 2016
If you live in East Sussex or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
Powerful legislation is in place to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
In order to win a East Sussex personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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.
Look into 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.
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?".
Personal injury compensation cases we conduct in East Sussex and South East England
Our panel of lawyers assist clients get compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to benzene poisoning.
East Sussex solicitors for serious injury claims
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in East Sussex
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. An example case might be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for East Sussex have helped people with legal cases made against local hospitals that include Priory Hospital Heathfield, Tottingworth Park, Broad Oak, Heathfield, TN21 8UN.
Road traffic claims
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.
Slips, trips and falls
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.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to consumer rights advisers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the Rother local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in Rother Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||0||0||2|
|Fall from height||9||4||8|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24||20||14|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||21||24||26|
|Hit by vehicle||1||0||1|
|Struck by object||7||9||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
East Sussex No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors
When the case is successful, the legal costs will be settled by the losing party. In the event that you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is taken from the compensation award and will be generally 25 percent.
Will there be extra fees?
Some solicitors could charge extra fees should the claim fail. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
Click here for more about 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 further information
Making the right decision depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Get a claim for compensation started
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can start your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with our online contact form here.
Our specialist team look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.