Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Dorking or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.
Considerable legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
Usually a claim can take months to agree a settlement. In the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer legal guidance and practical advice.
Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.
The disparity in the amount of success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is a material consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £101,927 for spinal cord damage could vary from £61,156 to £86,638.
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Reviews for injury lawyers in Dorking
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
What types of cases does Quittance conduct in Dorking and Surrey?
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Dorking. Quittance have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Surrey workplace. These types of accident are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Mole Valley local authority) accident claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Spook Hill and on High Street.
We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to customs officers, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Mole Valley local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Mole Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||0||1|
|Fall from height||5||2||4|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||36||11||9|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30||25||16|
|Hit by vehicle||0||1||0|
|Hit by object||15||12||8|
Serious injury specialists acting in Dorking
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person. Quittance's team fight for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of solicitor firms have helped families claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from concussion to cerebral palsy.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Dorking
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Dorking are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Dorking area in 2013 included collisions on the A24 and A25 roundabout and on the A24 and B2038 roundabout.
Our network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Dorking.
Clinical negligence in Dorking
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is where an injury is suffered by a person a breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Dorking have helped with medical negligence claims brought against health services that include Dorking Community Hospital, St Pauls Road West, Horsham Road, Dorking, RH4 2AA.
Dorking No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
When you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their legal fees. Should you win, your legal costs are covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company).
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some solicitors could charge additional costs if they lose your case. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Get answers to questions asked by potential Claimants on the frequently asked questions page.
Get started today
You can start your claim online or call 0800 612 7456 to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options before making a decision, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.