A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Haywards Heath or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

To win a Haywards Heath personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor.

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Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Work accident claims in Haywards Heath

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from forklift drivers to food technologists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident figures for the Mid Sussex local authority made available under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Mid Sussex Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified122517
Machinery related434
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)400
Fall from height10911
Injured by an animal210
Lifting and handling injuries481930
Physical attack1189
Slip, trip, fall same level584636
Struck against426
Struck by moving vehicle324
Struck by object1396

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Road traffic accident claims in Haywards Heath

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Haywards Heath are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,748. Accidents in the Haywards Heath region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A273 and A272 roundabout and on the B2112 and A272 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of best of breed lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Haywards Heath.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Haywards Heath

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure instead of injury compensation. You can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when working out how much compensation to pay.

Our panel of expert lawyers fight hard for compensation for major injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have aided people collect compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from asbestos-related disease to deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Sussex workplace. They are typically connected to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a drowning accident. Public place (Mid Sussex local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured wrists occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Sydney Road.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from NIHL to asthma caused by grain.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Haywards Heath 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 Haywards Heath and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Haywards Heath and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of winning claims in Haywards Heath?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps people in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents on building sites.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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

It can take several months for the majority of claims to be settled. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

The difference in the level of personal injury fees between firms is considerable.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?16,326 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems can vary from ?9,795 to ?13,877.

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What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Haywards Heath?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will I need to select a local Haywards Heath lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not especially critical as cases are conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?

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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