Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
We have helped injured people in Banstead, Surrey and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or when the date of knowledge was.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Banstead
Banstead road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been injured because of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter if you were a passenger in a car accident on Banstead's roads, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Banstead
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a sprain or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey and the UK. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being struck by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Nork Way.
Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers instead of financial compensation. You can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their dependants. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Further information: Catastrophic injury claims
Banstead 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, Banstead 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 Banstead, 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.
We are here to help
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What is your track record of handling claims in Banstead?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Banstead, Surrey and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to scaffolding accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Banstead solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Online reviews can be informative when mulling over which solicitor to sign up with.
Read more : Solicitor reviews
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Banstead?
You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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 serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could vary between £53,075 and £105,875 (based on 2015 market research).
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.