Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Polegate or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Polegate, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Getting your claim started sooner should enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How to select the right personal injury lawyer for you
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to give legal guidance and practical advice.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger, for example, ranges from £7,370 to £9,900 (based on 2015 market data).
Will you need to go with a local Polegate solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not very important as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical exam.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Reviews for lawyers in Polegate
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
What cases do you handle in Polegate?
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries in Polegate and East Sussex. Our team have assisted with:
Quittance has assisted people, from nurses to petroleum engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work figures in the Wealden local authority are published under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height||18||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||5||3||3|
|Lifting and carrying||45||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||53||48||48|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||1||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Road traffic claims
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Polegate are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,969. Accidents in the Polegate area in 2013 included crashes on the A27 and A22 roundabout and on the A27 and B2247 roundabout.
Our panel of accredited road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in getting the best awards for people hurt in a car accident in Polegate.
Slip and trip injuries
HSE statistics show that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in East Sussex. Slips and trips are sometimes the initiators of accidents filed under a different category like being struck by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken arms sustained on potholes are also common with recent slips having happened on Wish Hill and on Coppice Avenue.
Clinical and medical negligence in Polegate
Medical negligence - which is more correctly called Clinical Negligence - is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other medical provider, private or NHS. A common example might be a surgical error compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Polegate have worked on claims brought against the health service that include Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD.
We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. We work hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have for many years aided people impacted by severe accidents.
Lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to PCB exposure.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Polegate
In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees. If your compensation claim is successful, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the losing party or their insurance company.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will face no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We give jargon-free answers to help Claimants decide whether to go ahead with a claim.
Find answers to questions in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to make a injury claim, alternatively you can begin your injury claim online.
Quittance's team of experts can help. Would you like to know more? You can request a free callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.