Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Epsom or anywhere in the country, we can can take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The solicitor will look at how each of these points relates to your injury claim.
What to think about when picking the right personal injury lawyer
It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a serious back injury could vary between £59,950 and £71,500 (based on 2015 market research).
Will you need to instruct a local Epsom injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will usually have to go to a medical examination.
More details : Will I have to attend a medical?
Comparing injury solicitors in Epsom - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Legal claims we conduct in Epsom and Surrey
Our network of solicitors have assisted individuals get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances 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 cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Epsom are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 5,408. 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.
Clinical negligence in Epsom
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is the legal term a breach of duty by a hospital or other medical professional. Our panel of solicitors acting for Epsom have helped with claims filed against local hospitals that include Epsom Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG.
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.
Epsom lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by the Courts when working out a claim. We work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to electrical engineers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures for the Epsom and Ewell local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Epsom and Ewell Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||2||0||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||8||5||6|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22||9||19|
|Slip, trip or fall||25||26||27|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||2|
|Struck by object||5||11||9|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident at work in Surrey. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being struck by a falling object, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Epsom and Ewell local authority) claims for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on High St.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Epsom
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Epsom mostly act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from charging any legal fees if the claim fails.
A success fee will be charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is deducted from your compensation settlement and is usually 25%.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ section.
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You can begin your claim for compensation online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to talk to a personal injury solicitor.
Talk to Quittance's network of specialists for more detail about you claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.