Personal injury claims
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Making a no win, no fee claim could help you get the compensation you need for an injury or illness that wasn't your fault.
We have helped injured people in Henfield, West Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for their injuries, loss of earnings and any other losses.
How did your injury occur?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
Please select how you were injured to find out more:
Will I be able to make a claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, when the date of knowledge was or whether liability can be proved.
A brief phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf. Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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 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
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:
Henfield road accident claims
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Henfield are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1972 road accidents in West Sussex in 2021 (1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatalities).
If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.
Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.
Work injury claims in Henfield
West Sussex Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 523 non-fatal and 1 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 350 cases.
|HSE-reported West Sussex work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Exposed to explosion||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||2%|
|Fall from height||6%|
|Slip, trip or fall||32%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3%|
|Hit by object||10%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0%|
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a caterer or a retail worker, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Medical negligence claims in Henfield
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Henfield.
Occupiers liability accident claims in Henfield
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether your accident happened in a supermarket or on council-maintained land, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have a life-changing impact on an injured claimant and their family. These include spinal or brain injuries, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.
Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
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.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Henfield 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:
- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 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:
Have you helped many injury claimants in Henfield?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Henfield and West Sussex every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured at your workplace, in a bicycle accident or due to clinical negligence.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Henfield personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.
Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.
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.
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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator
About the author
Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).