A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Eastbourne or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

For most claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Eastbourne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from catering assistants to corporate bankers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics for the Eastbourne local authority are compiled under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Eastbourne Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related314
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)510
Fall from height5514
Injured by an animal011
Physical assault666
Slip, trip, fall same level433732
Struck against551
Struck by moving vehicle711
Hit by object141412

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

Road traffic accident claims in Eastbourne

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eastbourne are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,969.

Our panel of road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in obtaining the highest settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Eastbourne.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported data reveal that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the East Sussex workplace. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised legs happening on slippery pavements are also common with pavement trips having happened on Ocklynge Rd and on Framfield Way.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to asthma caused by grain.

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

Clinical negligence in Eastbourne

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.

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

Serious injury

The Quittance team understand the vital change an injury claim makes to seriously injured claimants.

By relieving the stress a serious injury puts on an injured person, an injury claim enables individuals to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

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

Eastbourne No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Eastbourne and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Eastbourne, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 handling claims in Eastbourne?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Eastbourne, East Sussex and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people in East Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Finding the most appropriate injury lawyer to help you is an important step towards achieving the best compensation award for your injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Eastbourne - how do you make sure you instruct the ideal law firm to handle your case?

The difference in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is vast

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of ?24,103 for a moderate pain disorder could vary from ?14,462 to ?20,488.

More information How to compare personal injury solicitors

Eastbourne personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start if you are weighing up which solicitor to sign up with and which considerations are most important to you.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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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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