A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Rye or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

To win a Rye personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Your solicitor will look at how each of the points will relate to your injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rye

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from office workers to psychologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work data in the Shepway local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Shepway Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury200
Machinery related injury141
Explosion related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)300
Fall from height (ladder)599
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)020
Lifting and carrying381616
Physical attack253
Slip, trip, fall same level522931
Struck against920
Struck by moving vehicle012
Struck by object7107
Crushed by something collapsing200

Further information: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Rye

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee legal advisors have years of experience in securing the best settlements for claimants injured in a car accident in Rye.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Rye are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,969.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Rye

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to make a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from workplace cancer to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in East Sussex and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes related to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured wrists happening on raised flagstones are also common with slips and trips having happened on King Street and on Ivychurch Road.

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the difference an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery. Our network of specialist law firms work with Courts and doctors, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Rye No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Rye and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Rye, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Rye?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Rye, East Sussex and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across East Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Instructing a suitable legal expert to assist you is a key step towards securing the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Rye (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database) - how do you make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Solicitor reviews in Rye - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Are Rye claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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 charged by firms is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?28,029 for chronic asthma could conceivably vary from ?16,817 to ?23,825.

See - How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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