Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Uckfield, East Sussex and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • 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 other considerations?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. 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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Uckfield road accident claims

Drivers and other road users may be able to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Uckfield's roads because of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or were injured in a hit-and-run on Uckfield's roads, our specialist team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Uckfield

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Whatever you do for a living, whether you are a policeman injured in the line of duty or nurse injured in a hospital, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in East Sussex and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are often related to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a lifting injury or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles occurring on pavement ice are also common with recent trips having occurred in the local area.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award. You can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to mercury poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Uckfield 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, Uckfield 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 Uckfield, East 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

Free, no obligation advice

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Uckfield?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Uckfield, East Sussex and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across East Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

What should you look for when checking Uckfield solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not especially important as cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a firm with a national network as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Uckfield

Quittance's panel of qualified no win no fee lawyers are experienced in negotiating the best awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Uckfield.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Uckfield are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.

Uckfield work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work information in the Wealden Local Authority (2013/14) are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General21
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury6
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related (e.g. burns)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)3
Lifting and carrying16
Physical assault4
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)48
Struck against7
Hit by vehicle2
Struck by object10
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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