Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Each year, we help hundreds of people in Epsom, Surrey and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • 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 points to consider?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury, the location of the injury or whether causation can be established.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

What if I was injured as a child?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

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

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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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Epsom 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 Epsom and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Epsom work accident claims

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as an office worker or a caterer, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

Epsom clinical negligence claims

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Epsom.

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Epsom public place accident claims

Owners and operators of privately-owned land or property are known as 'occupiers'. Occupiers have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured when travelling on public transport or in a public park, you may be able to start an injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.

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Occupier's liability injury compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

A serious or catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in a life-changing disability. Serious injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, but could also include other illnesses and injuries such as loss of sight, cancer and back injuries.

Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

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 Epsom, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Epsom 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.

Epsom 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 Epsom, 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 Epsom 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 Epsom?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Epsom, Surrey and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured at work or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

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.

Epsom 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 and online reviews can make it easier 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 Epsom?

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident lawyers have years of experience in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Epsom.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Epsom are relatively common. Official gov.uk data shows there were 3170 road accidents in Surrey in 2021 (2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatal accidents). Incidents in the Epsom area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A232 and A24 junction and on the A24 and A240 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Epsom

Surrey Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 640 non-fatal and 2 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 441 cases.

Surrey work accidents (HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known9%
Machinery related injury0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)3%
Fall from height (ladder)8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)3%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip or fall35%
Struck against0%
Struck by moving vehicle3%
Struck by object12%
Crushed by something collapsing0%

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