A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Addlestone or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

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Key criteria

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Addlestone

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from members of the army to advertising account executives, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Spelthorne local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Spelthorne Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported111410
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)011
Contact with machinery510
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)120
Fall from height11312
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries331719
Physical assault759
Slip or trip301815
Struck against544
Struck by moving vehicle122
Hit by falling object14119
Trapped by something collapsing102

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Road traffic accident claims in Addlestone

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car accident in Addlestone.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Addlestone are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 5,408. Incidents in Addlestone in 2013 included collisions on the A317 and B3121 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B374 and A317 roundabout.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

Official data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Surrey workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or an electrocution accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on potholes are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Windsor St and on High Street.

Addlestone solicitors for serious injury compensation

The long-term effect a serious injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are working out compensation. Our panel of lawyers fight hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's panel of law firms have helped people receive compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm, multiple fractures and chemical burns.

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Medical negligence in Addlestone

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

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Addlestone No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Addlestone and throughout the UK.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Addlestone, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Addlestone?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Addlestone, Surrey and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the best lawyer for you

In many cases a claim for compensation can take several months to complete. For cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Are Addlestone Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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

Reviews for solicitors in Addlestone

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