A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Worthing or anywhere else in the UK, we can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Worthing

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from building site contractors to veterinary surgeons, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Worthing local authority reported under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Worthing Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General12611
Machinery related injury612
Fire related (e.g. burns)110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)422
Fall from height1249
Animal related200
Lifting and handling injuries423227
Physical assault8136
Slip, trip, fall same level422630
Struck against535
Struck by moving vehicle201
Hit by falling object14613

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Worthing

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of qualified no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Worthing.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Worthing are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from mesothelioma to PCB exposure.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Sussex workplace in 2015. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on potholes are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Worthing serious injury compensation claims

Quittance recognise the critical change a successful claim can make to people whose lives have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical negligence in Worthing

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

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Swandean, Arundel Road, Worthing, West Sussex.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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Worthing 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 Worthing and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Worthing, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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 handling claims in Worthing?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Worthing, West Sussex and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across West Sussex seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for very serious thumb injuries could vary between ?15,840 and ?28,325 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Will you need to choose a local Worthing injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not very important as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.

However, you should select a law firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.

See - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Reviews for solicitors in Worthing

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service 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.

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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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