Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
In most cases, making a successful claim has these 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.
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.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
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.
Which kinds of cases do you handle in Chertsey and Surrey?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries in Chertsey and Surrey. Quittance can help with injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Contact with machinery||5||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||1||2||0|
|Fall from height||11||3||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||33||17||19|
|Slip or trip||30||18||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||2|
|Hit by falling object||14||11||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Clinical negligence in Chertsey
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of solicitors acting for Chertsey have helped with claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including BMI The Runnymede Hospital, Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, KT16 0RQ.
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 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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Chertsey
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 repoetrs 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.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle cases in Chertsey
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Chertsey act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents your lawyer from charging you any legal costs if they are not successful.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden costs and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin your claim?
If you have made the choice to proceed, you can start your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using our contact form.
Our specialist team help people every day. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.