Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you live in Caterham or anywhere in the UK, we can can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.
In order to win a Caterham personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?
It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 moderate hearing loss could vary between £12,100 and £23,980 (based on 2015 market research).
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 kinds of cases do you handle in Caterham?
Quittance's network of expert lawyers have helped people across Caterham whose accident circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained by Caterham residents include:
Road traffic compensation claims
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.
Quittances 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.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
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.
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Caterham
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Surrey and Caterham have assisted with medical negligence claims brought against health services that include Caterham Dene Hospital, Church Road, Caterham, CR3 5RA.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from bricklayers to civil engineers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Tandridge local authority 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||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||1||4||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||2||1||0|
|Fall from height||6||7||9|
|Lifting and handling injuries||38||16||7|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32||28||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||3|
|Struck by object||11||11||9|
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Caterham
Were the injury claim to be won, the legal fees will be paid by the losing Defendant. In the event that your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their legal costs.
Do I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance give jargon-free information helping people affected by injury decide whether to start an injury claim.
If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Get a personal injury claim started
Phone an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to commence the compensation claim, or start the claim for compensation online here.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.