Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Peacehaven or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Peacehaven or slip or trip, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Getting your claim started sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by your lawyer.
Help for potential Claimants looking for a personal injury solicitor
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 complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.
Check Peacehaven solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Online reviews can be enlightening if you are deciding which lawyer to instruct.
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Are Peacehaven Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers often surprises Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £38,008 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could conceivably vary from £22,805 to £32,306.
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Legal claims we conduct in Peacehaven
Quittance's network of specialist solicitors assist Claimants in Peacehaven and across East Sussex whose accident circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries in Peacehaven include:
Serious injury solicitors in Peacehaven
Quittance recognise the change injury compensation makes to severely injured Claimants.
Our panel of specialist solicitors fight to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries considered to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, asbestos-related disease and serious psychiatric harm.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Safety figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in East Sussex and the UK in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as broken toes occurring on raised kerb stones are also common with street trips having occurred on Longridge Avenue and on Central Avenue.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to vibration white finger.
Accidents at work
We have helped self employed or employed Claimants injured at work, from members of the army to picture researchers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Lewes local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Lewes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12||6||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||36||19||21|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||0|
|Hit by object||9||9||5|
Clinical and medical negligence in Peacehaven
Medical negligence - which is more accurately known as 'clinical negligence' - is the term for when an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. A common example could be an item left in a patient during surgery claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Peacehaven have been instructed on legal cases brought against the health service that include Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6DX.
Road accidents in Peacehaven
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Peacehaven are reasonably common with a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,969.
Quittances network of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the highest compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Peacehaven.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Peacehaven
When you succeed in the injury claim, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the losing Defendant or their insurance company. In the event that your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means their legal fees are not payable.
Are there hidden fees in the small print to account for?
Some firms may impose additional fees if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Before you instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with information. This will help you make the right decision.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ pages.
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You can start your claim for compensation here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with Quittance's team.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you have further questions, you can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456.