Have you been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

How did your injury happen?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Am I entitled to make a claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the quantum of the claim.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

Littlehampton road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Littlehampton are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 1972 road accidents in West Sussex. 1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatalities occurred on West Sussex's roads in 2021. 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.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Littlehampton and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, we're here to help. This guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Littlehampton work accident claims

In 2021, there were 523 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in West Sussex, based on official records.

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a care assistant or a retail worker, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Littlehampton work accidents?

West Sussex work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known14%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related4%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)2%
Fall from height11%
Injured by an animal2%
Manual handling21%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip, fall same level30%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object7%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Littlehampton clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Littlehampton, including Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex).

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Littlehampton public place injury claims

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether you have been injured on council-maintained land or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Littlehampton and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Littlehampton?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Littlehampton, West Sussex, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured at work, in a car collision or in a public place.

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.

Littlehampton injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely. Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor