A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Lewes or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Making an injury claim

Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

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

Identifying the most appropriate lawyer to help you is a critical step towards getting the highest compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Lewes (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how can you make certain you select the best company to handle your case?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £38,001 for severe, disabling elbow injuries can range from £22,800 to £32,300.

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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What claims do you conduct?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Lewes. We can help with:

Slips and trips

Recorded figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the East Sussex workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by a moving object, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Refectory Rd and on Barcombe Rd.

Accidents in the workplace

We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to insurance brokers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work figures for the Lewes local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Lewes Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related100
Machinery related224
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)301
Fall from height (scaffolding)1265
Animal related022
Physical assault575
Slip, trip or fall361921
Struck against410
Struck by moving vehicle110
Hit by object995

Medical negligence in Lewes

Clinical negligence - until recently known as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Lewes have handled claims made against the health service that include Lewes Victoria Hospital, Nevill Road, Lewes, BN7 1PE.

Road traffic accidents in Lewes

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Lewes are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969. Accidents in Lewes in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A27 and A26 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A26 and B2192 junction.

Our network of accredited injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Lewes.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to asthma caused by colophony.

Lewes serious injury compensation

The long-term effect a serious injury has will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. A successful claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitor firms have aided families receive compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures and chemical poisoning.

Lewes No Win, No Fee Solicitors

Were you to succeed in the case, your legal costs are covered by the Defendant (or their insurance company). When your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that their fees are not payable.

Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?

Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Through our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers will help you make the best decision for your future.

Find answers to questions in our FAQ section.

Get your claim started

You can begin your claim for compensation online here or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles).

Contact a member of the Quittance team to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.