A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Hailsham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In order to win a Hailsham personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Hailsham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed and employed people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to fitness centre managers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury information for the Wealden local authority are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General191621
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Hailsham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip 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.

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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Medical negligence in Hailsham

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.

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Hailsham serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Our network of expert lawyers work to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of specialist solicitors work with the Courts, doctors and health professionals and insurance providers to ensure people impacted by major accidents get medical and financial support.

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Hailsham 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 Hailsham and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Hailsham, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

What experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best legal team to assist you is a critical step towards obtaining the most compensation.

what is the best way to make certain you select the ideal one to take on your case?

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.

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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.

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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