Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Littlehampton, West Sussex and across the UK claim compensation for:
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
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.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special 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 are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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
If you were injured on Littlehampton's roads due to the actions of another driver, you may be able to claim injury compensation.
It does not matter if 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.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Littlehampton
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
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.
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.
More about Clinical negligence compensation claim
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to farmers lung.
More about Industrial disease compensation claim
Littlehampton No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Littlehampton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Littlehampton, West Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Starting a claim
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
The 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.
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 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.
What are the road accident statistics in Littlehampton
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.
Littlehampton work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident at work statistics in the Arun Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Arun Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Exposed to fire||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||3|
|Fall from height||13|
|Injured by an animal||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||37|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by object||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.