No matter whether you are based in Hastings or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Do I have a claim for injury compensation?
Updated: September 13, 2016
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.
To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.Back to top
How much can I claim?
The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Road traffic accident claims in Hastings
Quittance's panel of expert no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the highest awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Hastings.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Hastings are quite common. 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 area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969. Incidents in Hastings in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A259 and A2102 junction and on the single carriageway of the A21 and B2159 junction.
Further information: Road accident compensation claimsBack to top
Work accident claims in Hastings
We have assisted Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to health visitors, to claim compensation. Injury and illness data in the Hastings local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hastings Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||1||3|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||14||4||8|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||38||36||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||0||0|
|Hit by falling object||10||7||5|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||0||1|
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Other claims handled by Quittance
Medical negligence in Hastings
When a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. 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 at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.
Further information: Clinical negligence claims
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East Sussex and the UK in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a carrying injury or a river drowning accident. Public place (Hastings local authority) negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists happening on potholes are also common with recent slips and trips having happened on Sedlescombe Rd North and on Battle Rd.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by colophony.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
Hastings serious injury compensation
Quittance's team recognise the difference a successful claim makes to severely injured Claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped people impacted by serious accidents.
Further information: Catastrophic injury claimsBack to top
Hastings No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Hastings and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.Back to top
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hastings and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.
Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.
What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Hastings?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Hastings, East Sussex and across the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across East Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.Back to top
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
What issues to check when picking the right injury lawyer
It can take several months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take longer. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Check Hastings personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing if you are trying to decide which solicitor to act for you.
Read more : Quittance 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 severe foot injury could vary between ?67,870 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Hastings?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
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.
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.