Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
No matter whether you live in Cranleigh or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It must be proven 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
How to select the right lawyer
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Injury lawyer reviews in Cranleigh - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Are Cranleigh Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.
Compensation cases we handle in Cranleigh
Compensation can be claimed for a wide range of injury and illness throughout Cranleigh. Our team have helped with:
Medical negligence in Cranleigh
Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is where there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a GP or any other medical provider. Our panel of solicitors acting for Cranleigh have handled clinical negligence claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Musculoskeletal physiotherapy service - Cranleigh Village Hospital, 6 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AE.
Road traffic claims
Our network of proficient road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating the best general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Cranleigh.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Cranleigh are relatively common with statistics showing 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 5,408.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from construction workers to child psychotherapists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident information for the Waverley local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Waverley Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13||10||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||20||15||18|
|Slip or trip||44||44||35|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||3|
|Hit by falling object||20||21||11|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Injury solicitors can avise on claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to emphysema.
Cranleigh serious injury compensation
Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person.
By limiting the pressure a major injury places on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation helps them to concentrate on their recovery.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in Surrey. They are sometimes related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured wrists suffered on pavement ice are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Loxwood Rd and on High St.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Cranleigh
Solicitors looking after claims in Cranleigh and Surrey generally work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any fees if they lose the case.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Cranleigh who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike their standard fees, the success fee is deducted from your award or settlement and will be in most cases 25%.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We give clear answers to help you determine whether to go ahead with an injury claim.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Start your claim for compensation
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or through the contact form here.
Speak to the Quittance panel of experts today for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.