Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How we can help
Every year, we help injured people in Rye, East Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you suffered an illness or injury:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.
Why not speak to an 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 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
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:
Rye road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Rye's roads due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you were involved as a pedestrian on Rye's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, this useful guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Rye
If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether you had a fall from height or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Injuries in a public place
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.
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
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
Rye 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, Rye 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 Rye, 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.
How do I start the process?
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
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Rye
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.
What are the Rye work accident statistics?
The latest 2019 accident at work data in the Shepway Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Shepway Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0|
|Lifting and carrying||16|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Struck by object||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.