A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Wadhurst or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

For most claims, proving a claim has three key elements. It must be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor will give information and useful advice.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Wadhurst

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to training and development officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident data for the Wealden local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Wealden Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock001
Machinery related injury226
Exposed to explosion010
Fire related (e.g. burns)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)201
Fall from height181112
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)533
Lifting and carrying451716
Physical assault1634
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)534848
Struck against347
Hit by vehicle212
Struck by object11110
Trapped by something collapsing001

Find out more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Wadhurst

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Wadhurst experts for serious injury compensation

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

Our 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

Medical negligence in Wadhurst

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

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

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in East Sussex and the UK. They are frequently the cause of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like fractured wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened recently.

Wadhurst No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Wadhurst and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Wadhurst, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

Usually a injury claim can take several months to complete. In serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.

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.

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert