Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Hailsham, East Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

Why not speak to an expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

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Road accident claims in Hailsham

Hailsham drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they are injured as the result of another party's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you have been involved in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a collision, we can help you take action. Our road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Hailsham

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place injuries

Government data reveal that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in East Sussex and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often connected to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred on North Street and on High St.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by latex.

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Industrial disease claims

Hailsham No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Hailsham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Hailsham, East Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Starting a claim

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Hailsham?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Hailsham, East Sussex and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout East Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Hailsham solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers can vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to pick.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

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 a moderate thumb injury could vary between £7,810 and £10,175 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Hailsham

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Hailsham are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,969. Incidents in Hailsham in 2013 included car crashes on the A22 and A295 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A295 and B2104 junction.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Hailsham.

Hailsham work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Wealden Local Authority (2013/14) are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General21
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)3
Lifting and carrying16
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)48
Struck against7
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing1

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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