Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

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.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

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Road accident claims in Saltdean

All road users in Saltdean and across the UK, owe a legal duty of care to each other, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. If someone else was to blame for your injury, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury riding a bike, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

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Claim road accident compensation

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.

Whether your accident happened while working as a security officer or a care home worker, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Saltdean

When a patient 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 claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Saltdean, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability injury claims in Saltdean

A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.

Whether you were injured in an office or on a loose paving stone on a footpath, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Saltdean, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Saltdean No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Saltdean injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Saltdean, East Sussex and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Saltdean and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Saltdean?

Whether you live in Saltdean, East Sussex or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred because of a coworker's negligence, in a road traffic accident or in public our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.

Online reviews and word of mouth will help you choose the best solicitor for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Saltdean road accident statistics?

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.

Government data indicates there were 1375 road accidents in East Sussex in 2021; 1036 slight accidents, 321 accidents and 18 fatalities.

Work accident statistics in Saltdean

In East Sussex, there were 375 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in 2021, according to official Government data.

HSE-reported East Sussex work accidentsReported Injuries
Other17%
Electricity related0%
Machinery related5%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1%
Fall from height (scaffolding)6%
Animal related3%
Lifting28%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip or fall27%
Struck against0%
Struck by moving vehicle0%
Hit by object6%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator