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?

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.

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.

Making a claim

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

Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.

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.

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.

What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Addlestone?

Our panel of expert solicitors help individuals receive compensation for a range of injuries.

Medical negligence in Addlestone

Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Surrey and Addlestone have helped Claimants with negligence claims brought against health services including BMI The Runnymede Hospital, Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, KT16 0RQ.

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.

Road traffic accidents in Addlestone

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.

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.

Accidents at work

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

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Addlestone

In the event that your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. If the compensation claim is won, your legal fees are paid by the other party.

Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?

Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Through our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. The right answers can help you make the right decision for you.

Find more information without being required to call a solicitor. Find more frequently asked questions.

Get started

You can start your compensation claim here or phone us on 0800 612 7456.

If you need a specific question answered first, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.