Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.
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.
Are there any other considerations?
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:
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 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 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
- 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:
Egham road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they have been injured on Egham's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident on Egham's roads, this useful guide sets out how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Egham
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 are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
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.
Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to hydrocarbon poisoning.
More about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
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.
More about Serious injury claims
Egham No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Egham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Egham, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
More details - Do I have to attend a medical?
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.
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.
Egham work accident statistics
The latest 2019 injury and illness data for the Runnymede Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Saftey Executive:
|Work accidents in Runnymede Local Authority HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||10|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1|
|Hit by object||9|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.