A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Our nationwide panel of solicitors help claimants across the country retain more compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you live in Mayfield or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

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

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by the solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Mayfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to mental health nurses, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness data for the Wealden local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related injury226
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. burns)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)201
Fall from height181112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)533
Lifting and carrying451716
Physical assault1634
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)534848
Struck against347
Hit by vehicle212
Struck by object11110
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Road traffic accident claims in Mayfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of proficient no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in obtaining optimum damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Mayfield.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Mayfield are common with a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Mayfield

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. You can contact Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, for example, to make a complaint against NHS Lothian.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.

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Slip and trip accidents

Reported data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the East Sussex workplace. Slips and trips are frequently connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Wealden local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs occurring on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Hastings Rd and on Barden Rd.

Mayfield solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on an individual and their family. Our panel of expert lawyers fight hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitors have for many years helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

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Mayfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Mayfield and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Mayfield, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Selected because of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Mayfield?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Mayfield, Midlothian and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Midlothian get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and road accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those seeking an injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Comparing injury solicitors in Mayfield - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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 severe leg injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?77,825 to ?110,000 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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