Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

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We have helped hundreds of people in Chertsey, Surrey and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, whether a child was injured or whether causation can be established.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Chertsey

Road users can make a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Chertsey's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

No matter if you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian on Chertsey's roads, or were hurt in a crash, this expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chertsey

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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.

More about No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

More about No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Chertsey 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, Chertsey 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 Chertsey, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start a claim?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Chertsey

The 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.

Chertsey work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 accident at work stats for the Spelthorne Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Spelthorne Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not Reported10
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1
Contact with machinery0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)0
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)1
Lifting and handling injuries19
Physical assault9
Slip or trip15
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle2
Hit by falling object9
Trapped by something collapsing2

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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