A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Eligibility to 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
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How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Saltdean

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related100
Machinery related224
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)301
Fall from height (scaffolding)1265
Animal related022
Physical assault575
Slip, trip or fall361921
Struck against410
Struck by moving vehicle110
Hit by object995

Read more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Saltdean

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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 reporters 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.

Read more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Saltdean

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

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.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

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.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to siderosis (welders lung).

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Saltdean No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Saltdean and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Saltdean, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

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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.

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?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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