Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.
How can we help
We have helped injured claimants in Saltdean, East Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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 Saltdean
You should be able to claim compensation if you sustained an injury on Saltdean's roads because of the carelessness of another driver.
It does not matter whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a cycle on Saltdean's roads, this useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Saltdean
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or an accountant injured in the office, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place injuries
Officially reported figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the East Sussex workplace. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with pavement trips having happened 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 make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex.
Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on a claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables claimants to focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitor firms have aided people recover damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include spinal cord damage and lung cancer.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Saltdean 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, Saltdean 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 Saltdean, 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.
Speak to an expert
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
What experience do you have of injury claims in Saltdean?
We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people in Saltdean, East Sussex and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across East Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and public place accidents.
Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.
Saltdean solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers can differ.
Reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe arm injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £77,715 to £105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Will you need to go with a local Saltdean solicitor?
The location of the lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to a medical assessment.
Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
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.