A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Forest Row or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Forest Row personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert Forest Row lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Forest Row

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from forklift drivers to exhibition organisers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Wealden local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related injury226
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. burns)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)201
Fall from height181112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)533
Lifting and carrying451716
Physical assault1634
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)534848
Struck against347
Hit by vehicle212
Struck by object11110
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Forest Row

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Forest Row are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.

Quittance's group of expert no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Forest Row.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Forest Row

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, to make a formal complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded figures demonstrate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in East Sussex and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a moving object or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like strained muscles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with trips having happened on Hartfield Rd.

Serious injury specialists acting in Forest Row

The effect serious and catastrophic injury has is understood by the Courts when they are calculating a claim. By relieving the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person, a compensation claim allows them to prioritise rehabilitation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Forest Row 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 Forest Row and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Forest Row and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Forest Row?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Forest Row, East Sussex and across the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across East Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?

It can take many months for most claims to be settled. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Look into Forest Row solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to sign up with.

Find out more - Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Forest Row claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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.

The disparity in the level of fees between different firms is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?14,095 for severe toe injuries could conceivably vary from ?8,457 to ?11,981.

Further reading - How to compare personal injury fees

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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