Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Horsham or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and our panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
In the majority of cases, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Your lawyer should consider how your claim relates to these issues.
Choosing the best solicitor
It can take many months for most claims to be settled. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
The disparity in success fees charged by solicitors often surprises Claimants.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £8,380 for moderate shoulder injuries can range from £5,028 to £7,123.
What should be considered when checking Horsham solicitor reviews?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Horsham?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Injury compensation claims Quittance conducts
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted individuals in Horsham whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to acute silicosis.
We have assisted people, from lathe operators to higher education administrators, to claim work accident compensation. Accident statistics in the Horsham local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Horsham Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||2||4|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||8||1||3|
|Fall from height||15||7||7|
|Slip, trip or fall||46||41||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||0||4|
|Hit by object||10||14||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2||0||0|
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of specialist road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in getting optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Horsham.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Horsham are relatively frequent with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,748. Accidents in the Horsham region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A24 and B2237 roundabout and on the A281 and A24 roundabout.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Sussex and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place (Horsham local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists happening on slippery pavements are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Coltsfoot Drive and on Carfax.
Serious injury lawyers in Horsham
The effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when determining a claim. We fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our panel of lawyers communicate with the other side's legal representatives, doctors and health professionals and insurance companies to make sure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Medical negligence in Horsham
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is when an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for West Sussex and Horsham have assisted with legal cases filed against health services including Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR.
Horsham No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Should you win, the legal costs are covered by the losing Defendant or their insurance company. When your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor states that their legal costs are not payable.
A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers serving Horsham who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee will be taken from the injured Claimant's compensation and is usually 25 percent.
100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay your lawyer's costs if the injury claim be unsuccessful.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a lawyer.
Get additional information without having to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions.
Get your injury claim underway
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 to make your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can begin a claim for compensation online here.
Our specialist team look forward to helping you. You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.