Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
Every year, we help injured people in Southwick, West Sussex and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have 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 (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or the quantum of the claim.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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:
Southwick road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Southwick's roads because of another party's negligence.
Regardless of whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision on Southwick's roads, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation explains everything you need to know about the claims process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Southwick
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our work accident claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Reported statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in West Sussex. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a river drowning accident. Public place (Sunderland local authority) claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with incidents having occurred in the area.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to PCB exposure.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
We recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight for compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided people recover damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from lung disease to major surgical negligence.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation
Southwick 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, Southwick 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 Southwick, 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.
Advice and help
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
How much experience do you have of handling claims in Southwick?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Southwick, West Sussex and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants in West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Do you need to select a local Southwick injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted remotely.
However, you should choose a company that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Southwick solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.
Read more Solicitor reviews
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.