Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help

Every year, we help injured claimants in Bagshot, Surrey and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether a minor was injured.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Bagshot

Road users have a right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Bagshot's roads due to someone else's carelessness.

Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident on Bagshot's roads, or have been hurt in a collision on a roundabout, we can assist. This useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bagshot

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you suffered a sprain or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the Surrey workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading for instance being struck by moving machinery or a fire related accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on potholes are also quite common with street falls having happened on Upper College Ride and on Guildford Rd.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth. A successful claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. The panel of specialist law firms have helped families affected by major accidents.

Read more about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Bagshot No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bagshot injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bagshot, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance handled many claims in Bagshot?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Bagshot, Surrey and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people across Surrey get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and bike accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Do I need to choose a local lawyer?

The location of the solicitors office is not so critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a law firm that offers medical facilities near Bagshot as claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

More on : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £55,194 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can range from £33,116 to £46,914.

More information How much can you claim?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Bagshot - Tips for comparing firms

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

What are the road accident statistics in Bagshot

Quittance's panel of expert no win no fee solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for the best compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Bagshot.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bagshot are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Bagshot area in 2013 included collisions on the A322 and A332 roundabout and on the A322 and M3 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Bagshot

The most up to date 2019 work accident statistics in the Surrey Heath Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Surrey Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General15
Electric shock1
Machinery related injury3
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1
Fall from height (ladder)6
Injured by an animal0
Manual handling20
Physical assault2
Slip or trip24
Struck against3
Hit by vehicle1
Struck by object4
Crushed by something collapsing0

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor