A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Woodingdean or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to proving a claim. 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
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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Woodingdean

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled personal injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Woodingdean.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Woodingdean are quite common with 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,969.

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Work accident claims in Woodingdean

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from kitchen workers to trading standards officers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Lewes local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Lewes Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other61313
Electricity related100
Machinery related224
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)301
Fall from height (scaffolding)1265
Animal related022
Lifting231822
Physical assault575
Slip, trip or fall361921
Struck against410
Struck by moving vehicle110
Hit by object995

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Woodingdean

When a person is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than financial compensation. You can write to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Woodingdean solicitors for serious injury compensation

The effect of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay.

Our network of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have for many years helped Claimants affected by serious accidents.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the East Sussex workplace. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like torn ligaments happening on potholes are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred recently.

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Woodingdean 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 Woodingdean and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Woodingdean, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Woodingdean?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Woodingdean, East Sussex and across the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in East Sussex get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not very important as cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a company with national medical coverage as Claimants will need to go to a medical examination.

More details : Do I have to attend a medical?

Look into Woodingdean solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe arm injuries, for example, ranges from ?77,715 to ?105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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