A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Chertsey or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Your lawyer will discuss each of these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Chertsey

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed claimants, from building site contractors to commodity brokers, to claim compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Spelthorne local authority are detailed under legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Spelthorne Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported111410
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)011
Contact with machinery510
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)120
Fall from height11312
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries331719
Physical assault759
Slip or trip301815
Struck against544
Struck by moving vehicle122
Hit by falling object14119
Trapped by something collapsing102

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Road traffic accident claims in Chertsey

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of qualified no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Chertsey.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Chertsey are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Chertsey area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A320 and M25 roundabout and on the A317 and A318 roundabout.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Chertsey

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

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Chertsey lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the vital change a successful claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Compensation should lessen the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms correspond with insurance companies, medical professionals and the defendant's representatives to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support.

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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics show that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Surrey workplace. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Spelthorne local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised backs experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Chertsey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Chertsey and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Chertsey, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Chertsey?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Chertsey, Surrey and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Surrey get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and scaffolding accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to find the best lawyer for your claim

In most cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Reviews for solicitors in Chertsey

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

The diversity in fees between solicitors is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?11,861 for serious thumb injuries could vary from ?7,116 to ?10,081.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury 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 network of medical professionals.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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