A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Littlehampton or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can 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?

Updated: September 18, 2016

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.

Eligibility to claim

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

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Littlehampton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of specialist no win no fee lawyers are experienced 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.

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Work accident claims in Littlehampton

Worker injured in accident

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

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Other claims we handle

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Littlehampton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for answers instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

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Littlehampton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Littlehampton and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Littlehampton, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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 claims in Littlehampton?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Littlehampton, West Sussex and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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.

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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.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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