A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Hurstpierpoint or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Hurstpierpoint

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Hurstpierpoint are quite common with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,748. Incidents in the Hurstpierpoint region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A23 and B2117 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A273 and B2116 crossroads.

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Hurstpierpoint.

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Work accident claims in Hurstpierpoint

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from construction workers to health and safety inspectors, to claim compensation. Work accident statistics in the Mid Sussex local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Mid Sussex Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified122517
Machinery related434
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)400
Fall from height10911
Injured by an animal210
Lifting and handling injuries481930
Physical attack1189
Slip, trip, fall same level584636
Struck against426
Struck by moving vehicle324
Struck by object1396

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

HSE data show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident in the West Sussex workplace. They are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Mid Sussex local authority) legal claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on potholes are also common with pothole trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by colophony.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Hurstpierpoint experts for serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury.

Damages should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years aided claimants affected by serious accidents.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Hurstpierpoint

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation. To make a formal complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

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Hurstpierpoint 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 Hurstpierpoint and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Hurstpierpoint and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated 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
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Has Quittance handled many Hurstpierpoint claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex and across the UK, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to road accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to assist you is a crucial step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your accident.

What is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate one for your needs?

The disparity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms often surprises prospective claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?37,998 for severe, disabling elbow injuries can vary from ?22,799 to ?32,298.

More information How to compare personal injury solicitors

What should you consider when comparing Hurstpierpoint solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need a local Hurstpierpoint legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice with a national network as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?

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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