Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help injured people in Southwater, West Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online 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 Southwater
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Southwater, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, our expert guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.
Work accident claims in Southwater
You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whatever your job - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims 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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Public place accidents in Southwater
Whether you were injured in a playground or in a supermarket, and another party caused your injury, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Other Southwater injury claims
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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Southwater 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.
Southwater 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 Southwater, West 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.
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.
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 Southwater 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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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.
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.
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.