Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
How we can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Selsey, West Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a child was injured.
Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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
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:
Road accident claims in Selsey
Drivers and other road users have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Selsey's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Selsey's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we're here to help. This expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Selsey
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.
However your injury occurred, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Injuries in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in West Sussex. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a fall from height or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken arms experienced on obstructed walkways are also common with slips and trips having occurred on High St and on East Wittering.
When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, for example, to make a complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference compensation will make to severely injured claimants. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on a claimant, an injury claim allows claimants to focus on their recovery. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have for many years aided claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm, poisoning and brain injuries.
For more information: Catastrophic injury claims
Selsey 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, Selsey 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 Selsey, West 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.
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 Selsey claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Selsey, West Sussex and across the country, get compensation.
In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across West Sussex get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.
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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Reviews for solicitors in Selsey
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite surprising.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £28,359 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could conceivably vary from £17,015 to £24,105.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Do you need a local Selsey injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby firm is not important as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a law firm that provides medical facilities near Selsey as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.
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.