Years of experience helping injured claimants

Our personal injury experts are here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

How did your injury occur?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

Please select how you were injured to find out more:

Do I have a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, the quantum of the claim or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my 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.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

Road accident claims in Haywards Heath

Government data reveals there were 1972 road accidents in West Sussex in 2021, including 1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatalities. 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.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Haywards Heath and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or you were involved in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about how to get started.

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Road accident compensation claims

Haywards Heath work accident claims

Per 100,000 workers, there were 144 non-fatal work accidents and 0.23 fatalities in West Sussex in 2021.

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a warehouse worker or a courier, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Haywards Heath?

West Sussex work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified14%
Machinery related3%
Fire related (e.g. scars)0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)0%
Fall from height9%
Injured by an animal0%
Lifting and handling injuries24%
Physical attack7%
Slip, trip, fall same level29%
Struck against5%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Struck by object5%

Haywards Heath clinical negligence claims

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. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Haywards Heath, including Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex).

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Haywards Heath public place accident claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured at a public swimming pool or in an office, and someone else caused the accident, you may be able to claim.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include paraplegia, spinal and brain damage and amputations. Serious and catastrophic injuries could also refer to work-related cancers, severe scarring and organ damage.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Haywards Heath and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Haywards Heath?

Whether you live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred at work or during a negligent medical procedure our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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.

Haywards Heath solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If, for example, 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 for them.

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

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

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

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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor