Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Henfield, West Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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 exceptions?

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:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Henfield road accident claims

Road users can start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Henfield's roads due to another party's actions.

Whether you were injured as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a crash on Henfield's roads, this guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Henfield

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.

However your injury occurred, whether you a site manager hurt on a building site or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Medical negligence

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.

More about Medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

More about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Henfield No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Henfield injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Henfield, West Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why choose us for your claim?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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FAQs

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.

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.

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?

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Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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