Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How can we help
We have helped injured claimants in Seaford, East Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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:
Road accident claims in Seaford
If you have been injured on Seaford's roads as the result of a careless road user, you have a right to claim compensation.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved as a pedestrian, we're here to help. The Quittance road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Seaford
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the East Sussex workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on potholes are also common with street falls having occurred on Walmer Rd and on Church St.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to siderosis (welders lung).
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
More injury claim types
The Quittance team understand the vital change compensation can make to people who have been affected by major injury.
A successful claim should ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped families receive damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include chronic pain, concussion and birth negligence.
Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Seaford 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, Seaford 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 Seaford, 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.
Should I choose Quittance?
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
Have the solicitors handled many Seaford claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Seaford, East Sussex and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in East Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Check Seaford personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are trying to decide which lawyer to instruct.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe, disabling elbow injuries, for example, ranges from £31,625 to £44,330 (based on 2015 market data).
Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?
Going for a local lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are run by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near Seaford as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Do you 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.