A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Henfield or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Henfield personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a free phone call with a Henfield personal injury solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Road traffic accident claims in Henfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Henfield are common with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,748.

Our panel of certified no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in securing the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Henfield.

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Work accident claims in Henfield

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to health promotion specialists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury figures for the Horsham local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Horsham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other131918
Machinery related injury624
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related (e.g. scars)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)813
Fall from height1577
Animal related355
Manual handling432222
Physical assault375
Slip, trip or fall464140
Struck against1023
Struck by moving vehicle504
Hit by object101413
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Henfield

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related disease to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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Henfield serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the change a successful claim will make to severely injured Claimants.

Damages should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

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Slip and trip accidents

HSE figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in West Sussex. They are frequently forerunner to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Horsham local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on potholes are also common with street falls having occurred on High Street and on High St.

Henfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Henfield and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Henfield and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do you have of handling claims in Henfield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Henfield, West Sussex and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

FAQs

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The contrast in insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers often surprises prospective Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?12,064 for mild asthma can vary from ?7,238 to ?10,254.

Further reading How much can you claim?

What should be considered when comparing Henfield solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Will you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of a firm is less critical as cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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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).

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