Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims 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.
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.
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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Legal claims we handle in Egham
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Egham and across Surrey. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Legal advisors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||4||0||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||10||10||10|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||2||1|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||30||32||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||1||1|
|Hit by object||10||7||9|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Road traffic accidents in Egham
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.
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
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider, either private or NHS. Our select panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Surrey and Egham have helped people with negligence legal action filed against healthcare providers that include Ashford Hospital, London Road, Ashford, TW15 3AA.
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.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Egham
Were the claim to be won, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the other party. In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that their fees will not be charged.
A success fee will be charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' is usually 25% and is taken from the compensation settlement.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Ready to make your injury claim?
When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with our online contact form here.
Our expert team can help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.