A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

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 much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in East Sussex

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
General1077
Machinery related243
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)002
Fall from height948
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)401
Lifting and handling injuries242014
Physical attack842
Slip, trip, fall same level212426
Struck against320
Hit by vehicle101
Struck by object794
Trapped by something collapsing110

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in East Sussex

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury 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

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.

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.

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

Medical and clinical negligence in East Sussex

When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, to make a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

East Sussex 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 East Sussex and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in East Sussex and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

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.

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.

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?".

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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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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