Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims 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.
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.
Which compensation claims do you conduct in Heathfield?
Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have guided Claimants throughout Heathfield whose accident circumstances ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
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.
Road traffic accidents 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, mororbikes 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.
Clinical negligence in Heathfield
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is when an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Heathfield have helped Claimants with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Priory Hospital Heathfield, Tottingworth Park, Broad Oak, Heathfield, TN21 8UN.
Accidents at work
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|
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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Heathfield
If your lawyer does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means their fees are not payable by the Claimant. Were the compensation claim to be won, the costs for your solicitor will be paid by the other party or their insurer.
A success fee is charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is deducted from the compensation award and will be usually 25%.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors could charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. answers help you to make the right choice for you.
Get answers to popular questions on the FAQ page.
How to get your claim started
You can start your claim for compensation online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456.
Our specialist team can help. You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.