Decades of experience helping accident victims
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Peacehaven, East Sussex and across the UK get the compensation they need.
How did your injury happen?
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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.
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
Road accidents in Peacehaven are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1375 road accidents in East Sussex in 2021 (1036 slight accidents, 321 accidents and 18 fatal accidents).
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Peacehaven, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our specialist team are here. Our expert guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.
Work injury claims in Peacehaven
Official HSE statistics show that there were 0 fatal and 375 non-fatal work accidents in East Sussex in 2021 (265 led to 7+ days off work).
|Work accidents in East Sussex (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6%|
|Slip, trip or fall||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0%|
|Hit by object||6%|
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.
By law, 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 doctor or an office worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims in Peacehaven
When a patient 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. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Peacehaven, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex).
Occupiers liability accident claims in Peacehaven
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 a public footpath or in a hotel, and another party was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation claims for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries that require extensive or ongoing treatment, or have a debilitating impact on your life, could include head or spinal injuries, but could also include scarring, injuries and illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office in person?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Peacehaven and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many injury claimants in Peacehaven?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Peacehaven and East Sussex every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured whilst doing your job or as a result of a missed diagnosis.
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.
Peacehaven personal injury solicitor reviews
The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.
Online reviews and word of mouth can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator
About the author
Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).