Heathfield Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
Whether you live in Heathfield or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Heathfield or slip or trip, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your solicitor can take you through these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How much can I claim?
The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Work accident claims in Heathfield
We have assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to herbalists, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics in the Wealden local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wealden Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height||18||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||5||3||3|
|Lifting and carrying||45||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||53||48||48|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||1||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
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Road traffic accident claims in Heathfield
Our network of knowledgeable no win no fee legal advisors have vast experience in securing the highest damages for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Heathfield.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Heathfield are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,969. Accidents in the Heathfield area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A267 and B2102 junction and on the single carriageway of the B2096 and A265 junction.
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Other claims handled by Quittance
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported data show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East Sussex and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Wealden local authority) negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with street trips having happened on Hastings Rd and on Barden Rd.
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to asthma caused by colophony.
Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Clinical negligence in Heathfield
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, to make a formal complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
The impact serious injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when calculating a claim. We work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of lawyers have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.
Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Heathfield 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 Heathfield and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
Meet our team
The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Heathfield, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.
How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Heathfield?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps people in Heathfield, East Sussex and across the UK, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across East Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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 factors to consider when locating the best personal injury lawyer
Selecting a suitable legal expert to help you is an important step towards receiving the most compensation.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Heathfield - how do you ensure you select the best company to handle your case?
Are Heathfield claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a lawyer near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Heathfield - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.