A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Banstead or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In most cases, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven that:

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

Compensation Calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Banstead

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of best of breed solicitors are experienced in securing the best settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Banstead.

Accidents involving vehicles in Banstead are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Banstead area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A2022 and A240 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A2022 and A217 crossroads.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Banstead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from nurses to architects, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident statistics in the Reigate and Banstead local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Reigate and Banstead Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known302212
Machinery related241
Exposed to fire200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)403
Fall from height9119
Animal related501
Manual handling863827
Physical attack241310
Slip or trip623137
Struck against765
Struck by moving vehicle300
Struck by object161614
Crushed by something collapsing011

Further information: Accident at work claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury lawyers in Banstead

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

Slips and trips

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 in Banstead

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

Banstead No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Banstead and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Banstead, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Picking the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate legal representation for your legal matter is the most important step towards achieving the best compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Banstead (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority), how do you ensure you select the most appropriate law firm to help you?

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).

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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