A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Seaford or anywhere in the country, our lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must 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

A no-obligation phone call with a specialist solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

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Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Seaford

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from carpenters to retail buyers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Lewes local authority collated in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Lewes Local Authority HSE)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

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Road traffic accident claims in Seaford

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum settlements for claimants injured in a car accident in Seaford.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Seaford are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,969.

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to siderosis (welders lung).

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Slip and trip injuries

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.

Serious injury lawyers handling cases in Seaford

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.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Seaford

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events rather than a compensation award. You can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Seaford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Seaford and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Seaford and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

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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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the best legal expert for your case is a key step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your accident.

what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to instruct?

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.

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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.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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