A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Egham or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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

A short, no-obligation phone call with an Egham injury lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Egham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our 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.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Egham are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. 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.

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Work accident claims in Egham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from nurses to fitness centre managers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness data for the Egham local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Runnymede Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related542
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)402
Fall from height (scaffolding)101010
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)421
Manual handling361814
Physical assault352
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)303225
Struck against431
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by object1079
Crushed by something collapsing102

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Other claims

Egham lawyers for serious injury compensation

The impact of a serious injury is acknowledged by the Courts when calculating compensation.

We work to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert law firms have aided families receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from serious psychiatric harm to back injuries.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to hydrocarbon poisoning.

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Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported data expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work in Surrey and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having happened on Pooley Green Rd and on High Street.

Medical and clinical negligence in Egham

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

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Egham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Egham and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Egham and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Egham?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Egham, Surrey and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to select the right personal injury solicitor for your compensation claim

In many cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement. For the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?12,224 for scarring could vary from ?7,334 to ?10,390.

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Check Egham personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

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Will you need to select a local legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a firm that provides medical facilities near Egham as you will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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