A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Southwater or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by your solicitor.

Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Southwater

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to site engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics for the Horsham local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Horsham Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury624
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related (e.g. scars)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)813
Fall from height1577
Animal related355
Manual handling432222
Physical assault375
Slip, trip or fall464140
Struck against1023
Struck by moving vehicle504
Hit by object101413
Trapped by something collapsing200

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Road traffic accident claims in Southwater

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Southwater are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 30 fatal accidents, 408 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in West Sussex (Total events were 2554 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,748.

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Southwater.

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Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the West Sussex workplace. They are quite often lead to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as bruised backs occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent incidents having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to silicosis.

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Medical negligence in Southwater

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, to make a formal complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Southwater solicitors for serious injury compensation

We understand the critical change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people affected by serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim helps them to focus on their recovery.

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Southwater 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 Southwater and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Southwater, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Southwater?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Southwater, West Sussex and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


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.

How to pick the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

Instructing the most suitable solicitor to represent you is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Southwater, how can you make certain you instruct the ideal company for your case?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious thumb injuries could vary between ?10,175 and ?13,530 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read Southwater solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which lawyer to select.

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Do you have to choose a law firm in Southwater?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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