Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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 .
Making a personal injury 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.
Considerable legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
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 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
Which kinds of cases does Quittance handle?
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Forest Row and throughout East Sussex. Our team have assisted with:
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height||18||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||5||3||3|
|Lifting and carrying||45||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||53||48||48|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||1||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from bladder cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Medical negligence in Forest Row
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An illustration of this could be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Forest Row have assisted with clinical negligence legal cases made against the health service that include Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead), Holtye Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3DZ.
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.
Road traffic claims
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.
Quittances 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.
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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Forest Row claims
When you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs. Were you to succeed in the case, the legal costs must be covered by the other side.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will never risk losing out.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. The right answers will help you make the best choice.
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Ready to begin your personal injury claim?
You can begin your personal injury claim online or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to Quittance's team.
Quittance's specialist team help people every day. If you need more information, you can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.