A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Bagshot or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

A short, no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can give answers and advice.

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Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bagshot

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Bagshot

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from building site contractors to architectural technologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics in the Surrey Heath local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
General141415
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury423
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)011
Fall from height (ladder)636
Injured by an animal200
Manual handling382220
Physical assault762
Slip or trip322924
Struck against243
Hit by vehicle201
Struck by object1994
Crushed by something collapsing020

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

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.

Bagshot specialists for serious injury compensation claims

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. Our panel of specialist law firms have helped families affected by major accidents.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Bagshot

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.

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Bagshot No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bagshot and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bagshot and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

Finding the best solicitor

In most cases a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for serious injury cases, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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