A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Littlehampton or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Making a claim

Personal injury claims must usually be made within three years of an injury.

Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a free phone call with an Littlehampton injury lawyer can give answers and advice.

Help for injured people looking for an injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable PI solicitor to help you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your injuries.

How do you make sure you select the best company for your needs?

Look into Littlehampton personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will you need to choose a local solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be run remotely.

However, you should go with a law firm with a national network as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For scarring, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £6,050 to £18,370 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Which kinds of cases does Quittance conduct?

Our panel of lawyers represent people throughout Littlehampton whose accident circumstances resulted in serious injury.

Medical and clinical negligence in Littlehampton

Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a GP or any other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering West Sussex and Littlehampton have worked on legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Zachary Merton Hospital, Glenville Road, Rustington, Littlehampton, BN16 2EB.

Road traffic accidents in Littlehampton

Our group of specialist no win no fee lawyers are experienced in in achieving the highest awards for anyone hurt in a road accident in Littlehampton.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Littlehampton are reasonably common with 30 fatal accidents, 408 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in West Sussex (Total events were 2554 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,748. Incidents in Littlehampton in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A284 and A259 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A284 and B2187 junction.

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from bricklayers to immunologists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics in the Arun local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Arun Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known131317
Electric shock injury020
Machinery related785
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)013
Fall from height61213
Injured by an animal343
Manual handling441926
Physical assault537
Slip, trip, fall same level432837
Struck against542
Struck by moving vehicle221
Hit by object789
Trapped by something collapsing010

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in West Sussex and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like facial scarring suffered on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on the Arcade and on Norfolk Rd.

Serious injury experts in Littlehampton

The effect a serious injury has will be recognised by the Courts when determining a claim. Damages will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, eye injuries and benzene poisoning.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to farmers lung.

Littlehampton No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers

Lawyers handling injury claims in Littlehampton in most cases work on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the case is lost.

Will there be extra costs that need to be paid?

No Win, No Fee should mean that you have no hidden fees. With a No Win, No Fee, there is no catch whatsoever. Click here to read more about about 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 more information

Before you decide to instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information. The right information can help you to make the best choice for you.

Get more answers online without needing to call a solicitor. Read our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to begin?

Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence a claim, or start your claim here.

If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor first, request a callback at a time that suits you or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.