Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
We have helped injured people in Steyning, West Sussex and throughout the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
What caused your injury?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
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Can I claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the defendant is uninsured.
A brief phone call will tell you exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
What if the injured claimant is a child?
You can claim injury compensation yourself, at any time until you are 21 years old, whether you were injured at school, in a park or any other circumstance. Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.
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.
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.
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Road accident claims in Steyning
Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Steyning are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 1972 road accidents in West Sussex in 2021 (1503 slight accidents, 442 accidents and 27 fatal accidents).
If you have been injured on Steyning's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or you were involved in a cycling accident, we're here to help. Our expert guide sets out what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.
Steyning work injury claims
Per 100,000 workers, there were 144 non-fatal work accidents and 0.23 fatalities in West Sussex in 2021.
|HSE-reported West Sussex work accidents||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||3%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3%|
|Fall from height||8%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0%|
|Slip, trip or fall||34%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0%|
|Struck by object||8%|
If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a crane operator or a surveyor, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Steyning medical negligence claims
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Steyning.
Steyning occupiers liability accident claims
An occupier (owner or operator) of premises has a legal duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident happened in a park or in a shopping centre, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and any financial losses.
If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.
Serious injury compensation
Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, but could also include injuries affecting the senses, cancer and other diseases arising from exposure to radiation or toxic chemicals.
If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.
Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
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 Steyning and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Steyning?
Whether you live in Steyning, West Sussex or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.
Whether your injury occurred on a bicycle, due to your employer's negligence or in public our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.
Steyning solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.