A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Storrington or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Storrington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Storrington are common with statistics showing 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 group of professional solicitors have years of experience in achieving the best damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Storrington.

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Work accident claims in Storrington

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from bricklayers to speech and language therapists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness statistics for the Arun local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Arun Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known131317
Electric shock injury020
Machinery related785
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)013
Fall from height61213
Injured by an animal343
Manual handling441926
Physical assault537
Slip, trip, fall same level432837
Struck against542
Struck by moving vehicle221
Hit by object789
Trapped by something collapsing010

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestos related illness to PCB exposure.

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Serious injury experts in Storrington

Quittance's team recognise the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

Quittance's team work for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Our panel of expert solicitor firms work with doctors and health professionals, insurance providers and the Courts to make sure families impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the West Sussex workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public place (Arun local authority) litigation for injuries such as strained muscles experienced on tripping on a street are also common with street trips having happened recently.

Clinical and medical negligence in Storrington

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.

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Storrington 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 Storrington and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Storrington, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

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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 Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Storrington?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Storrington, West Sussex and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants in West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.


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.

Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is huge.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?5,153 for minor eye injuries can range from ?3,092 to ?4,380.

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Comparing Storrington personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Storrington?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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