Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Steyning, West Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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 exceptions?

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:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Road accident claims in Steyning

If you are hurt in an accident on Steyning's roads because of the carelessness of another road user, you can claim compensation.

Whether you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or 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.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Steyning

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Sussex workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Adur local authority) cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from dermatitis claims to pesticide poisoning.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on a claimant. Quittance's network of lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and lung disease.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Steyning 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, Steyning 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 Steyning, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experienced personal injury lawyers

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Steyning?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Steyning, West Sussex and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout West Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Will you need to select a local Steyning injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not important as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm with national medical coverage as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

Read more : Will I have to attend a medical?

Reviews for lawyers in Steyning

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The contrast in the level of fees between solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £7,930 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could conceivably vary from £4,758 to £6,740.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

What are the road accident statistics in Steyning

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Steyning are relatively commonplace with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748.

Our network of specialist no win, no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Steyning.

Steyning work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 work injury information for the Adur Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Adur Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined5
Machinery related injury2
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)2
Fall from height5
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Lifting18
Physical assault2
Slip, trip or fall21
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle0
Struck by object5

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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