A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Midhurst or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim sooner should allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Work accident claims in Midhurst

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from carpenters to magazine journalists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness data for the Midhurst local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Chichester Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified141011
Electrocution100
Contact with machinery4510
Fire related (e.g. burns)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)310
Fall from height (ladder)12913
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Lifting and carrying453943
Physical attack424
Slip, trip or fall653941
Struck against465
Struck by moving vehicle115
Struck by object251316
Crushed by something collapsing200

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Road traffic accident claims in Midhurst

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of expert no win, no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum damages for people injured in a road accident in Midhurst.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Midhurst are not uncommon with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,748.

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Other claims

Midhurst serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on a claimant and their family. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms work with medical experts, the legal system and insurers to make sure families impacted by major accidents receive the support they need.

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Slip and trip injuries

HSE data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the West Sussex workplace. They are frequently the cause of injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Chichester local authority) accident claims injuries such as strained muscles occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on the Green and on London Rd.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

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Clinical negligence in Midhurst

When a patient is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

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Midhurst No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Midhurst and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Midhurst, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of winning claims in Midhurst?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Midhurst, West Sussex and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What factors to think about when choosing the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate law firm for your legal matter is a key step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Midhurst (SRA 2015 figures) - what is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate firm to help you?

Check Midhurst solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can be helpful when trying to decide which lawyer to instruct.

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Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that offers national medical coverage as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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