A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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 .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Horsham

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
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

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Horsham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced 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.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

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.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to acute silicosis.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical negligence in Horsham

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Horsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Horsham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Horsham, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their level of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Horsham?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Horsham, West Sussex and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout West Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


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 means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

See Get a personal injury quote

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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