Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
We have helped injured claimants in Peacehaven, East Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
Talk to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal 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
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:
Road accident claims in Peacehaven
If you are hurt on Peacehaven's roads as the result of another road user's behaviour, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
It does not matter whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Peacehaven's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our specialist team are here. The Quittance expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Peacehaven
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp working through an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
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.
When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to vibration white finger.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
Peacehaven 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, Peacehaven 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 Peacehaven, East 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have you handled many claims in Peacehaven?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that assists people in Peacehaven, East Sussex and throughout the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people across East Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
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.
Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews
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.
Further reading Get a personal injury quote
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.