A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

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 three 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

Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Cranleigh

Cars involved in a road accident

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, motorbikes 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.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Cranleigh

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury112
Machinery related injury422
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)201
Fall from height (scaffolding)131013
Injured by an animal221
Lifting and handling injuries201518
Physical assault857
Slip or trip444435
Struck against556
Hit by vehicle113
Hit by falling object202111
Crushed by something collapsing110

Read more: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Medical negligence in Cranleigh

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

Read more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can advise on claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to emphysema.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

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.

Read more: Serious injury claims

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.

Cranleigh No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Cranleigh and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Cranleigh, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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

Have you handled many Cranleigh claims?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Cranleigh, Surrey and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Surrey get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on public transport to accidents in the office.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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