Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help injured people in Caterham, Surrey and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or the location of the injury.
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 Online 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:
Caterham road accident claims
If you are injured on Caterham's roads because of another road user's negligence, you have the right to claim injury compensation.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Caterham's roads, or were hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our team can help. The Quittance guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Caterham
If you have been injured as a result of your employer's actions, you have the right to make a claim.
No matter what your employment status, whether you have been hit by a falling object or developed noise-induced hearing loss, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Surrey and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by tools in use or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on Limpsfield Rd and on Godstone Rd.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
You can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.
For more information: Clinical negligence claims
More claim types
The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a major impact on an individual and their dependants. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant so they can focus on recovery.
For more information: Catastrophic injury claims
Caterham 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, Caterham 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 Caterham, 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.
How do I start the process?
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
Frequently asked questions
What experience do you have of handling claims in Caterham?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Caterham, Surrey and across the country, obtain compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including public place accidents and industrial disease.
Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
What should you look for when checking Caterham solicitor reviews?
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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam 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.
What are the road accident statistics in Caterham
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Caterham are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408.
Quittance's panel of expert legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving the best general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Caterham.
What are the Caterham work accident statistics?
The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures for the Tandridge Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Tandridge Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||0|
|Fall from height||9|
|Lifting and handling injuries||7|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3|
|Struck by object||9|
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.