Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people in Midhurst, West Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured.

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

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

Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

A brief phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

How much can I claim?

Road accident claims in Midhurst

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Midhurst and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

It does not matter whether you injured when riding a bike, or were hurt in a collision at a junction, we can help you take action. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

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work accident claims in Midhurst

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a mechanic or a courier, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Midhurst

When a person is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a private clinic or NHS trust covering Midhurst.

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Public place accidents claims in Midhurst

UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.

Whether you have been injured on council-maintained land or in an office, you may be entitled to claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Serious injury claims

Compensation claims for injuries considered to be serious (catastrophic) typically include brain injuries or amputations. Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Claim serious injury compensation

Midhurst No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Midhurst injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Midhurst, West Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Midhurst and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

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.

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.

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.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

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?".

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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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator