Updated: Saturday, 13th August 2016
Whether you are based in Saltdean or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Saltdean, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
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?
Which claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Saltdean?
Our panel of lawyers assist Claimants in Saltdean and East Sussex whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to project managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness statistics for the Lewes local authority collated under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Lewes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12||6||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||36||19||21|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||0|
|Hit by object||9||9||5|
Slips and trips
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.
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to siderosis (welders lung).
Saltdean lawyers for serious injury compensation
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.
Road traffic accidents in Saltdean
Quittances panel of road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for people injured in a road accident in Saltdean.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Saltdean are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.
Medical negligence in Saltdean
Medical negligence - which is now more properly referred to as 'clinical negligence' - is when an injury or illness is sustained following a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. An example might be an optician negligence compensation claim. Quittance's experienced panel of lawyers covering Saltdean have been instructed on claims made against local hospitals that include Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6DX.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Saltdean
Were the injury claim to be won, the fees for your lawyer will be settled by the other side. In the event that your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay their legal fees.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Saltdean solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is generally 25 percent and is deducted from your award or settlement.
Do you have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We offer detailed information helping people affected by injury decide whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ pages.
Start your claim
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to begin your personal injury claim, or you can start a compensation claim online.
If you need to ask something else or would like more information about the claims process before starting, phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.