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

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

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Each year, we help hundreds of people in Wadhurst, East Sussex and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury 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. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, when the date of knowledge was or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

A brief phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant 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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Wadhurst road accident claims

Drivers and other road users are entitled to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Wadhurst's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Wadhurst's roads, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our team can help. This expert guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wadhurst

If you have suffered an injury because of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence is the term used when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim. You can contact Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to make a complaint against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from noise induced hearing loss to siderosis.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

Quittance's team understand the critical change a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury.

The panel of solicitors work hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for medical and care costs.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Wadhurst 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, Wadhurst 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 Wadhurst, 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

How do I start a claim?

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

Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Wadhurst?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Wadhurst, East Sussex and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in East Sussex seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and accidents on the road.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Wadhurst?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The difference in personal injury fees between lawyers often surprises prospective claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £12,251 for scarring could conceivably vary from £7,351 to £10,413.

More information Get a personal injury quote

Solicitor reviews in Wadhurst - What to consider

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Wadhurst

Our network of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Wadhurst.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wadhurst are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1792 accidents (1453 slight accidents, 322 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Sussex local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,969.

What are the Wadhurst work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 accident data for the Wealden Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive and set out below:

Work 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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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