Why choose Quittance for your personal injury claim?

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

What caused your injury?

The process your solicitor will follow when making an injury claim will depend on where and how you were injured.

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Can I claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or whether there was a criminal incident.

A short phone call will tell you whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were hurt on a playground, on a school trip, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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.

Road accident claims in Dorking

Government data reveals there were 3170 road accidents in Surrey in 2021, including 2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatalities. Accidents in the Dorking area in 2013 included collisions on the A24 and A25 roundabout and on the A24 and B2038 roundabout.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Dorking and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a collision, this guide to road accident claims sets out what you need to know about making a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Dorking work accident claims

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 640 non-fatal and 2 fatal work-related accidents in Surrey. 441 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a builder or a vet, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Dorking work accidents?

Work accidents in Surrey (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other23%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related5%
Explosives related0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height5%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting and handling injuries12%
Assault20%
Slip, trip, fall same level22%
Struck against0%
Hit by vehicle0%
Hit by object11%

Dorking clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Dorking.

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Dorking public place injury claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you have been injured on a public footpath or on a slippery floor at a supermarket, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Serious injury compensation claims

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries.

Facial scarring, injuries to the senses, and health conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome are also considered to be life-altering injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.

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Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Dorking and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Dorking?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Dorking, Surrey and across the country.

Whether you have been injured in a public place or at your workplace we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Dorking injury solicitor reviews

All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary. Online reviews can help you select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor