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

We're here to help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Every year, we help injured people in Egham, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

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Claim child injury compensation

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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

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:

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Egham road accident claims

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

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, our useful guide sets out how to make aroad accident claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Egham work accident claims

Have you been injured at work and your employer was negligent? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a chef or a builder, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident claims

Egham clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Egham.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Egham Occupiers liability injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident happened in a nightclub or in a gymnasium, and another party caused your injury, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Serious injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Egham, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Egham No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Egham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Egham, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Egham and cross the UK.

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 Egham?

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

Whether you have been injured at your workplace or in a public park 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.

Egham 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. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews can help you to select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are the road accident statistics in Egham?

The panel of accredited road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the best compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Egham.

Accidents on Egham's roads are relatively common. Department of Transport data shows there were 3170 road accidents in Surrey in 2021, including 2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatalities. Accidents in the Egham region in 2013 included collisions on the A30 and M25 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A308 and A30 roundabout.

What are the work accident statistics in Egham?

Official HSE statstics show that there were 2 fatal and 640 non-fatal work accidents in Surrey in 2021 (441 led to 7+ days off work).

Work accidents in Surrey (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined13%
Machinery related3%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)3%
Fall from height (scaffolding)13%
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)1%
Manual handling18%
Physical assault3%
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)32%
Struck against1%
Struck by moving vehicle1%
Hit by object11%
Crushed by something collapsing3%

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.

Read more:

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.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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