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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help

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 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:

Check my claim

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

Injury compensation calculator

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:

Calculate compensation

Epsom road accident claims

Drivers may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Epsom's roads because of someone else's negligence.

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

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Epsom

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

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Medical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, for example, to make a formal complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Epsom 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, Epsom 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 Epsom, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

Call me back

  • Tick icon FREE consultation
  • Tick icon Find out if you can claim
  • Tick icon No obligation to start a claim

Frequently asked questions

What experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Epsom?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Epsom, Surrey and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a 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.

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.

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 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.

Epsom work accident statistics

The latest 2019 work injury figures for the Epsom and Ewell Local Authority (2013/14) reported under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Epsom and Ewell Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Not Known7
Machinery related injury0
Exposed to fire0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)2
Fall from height (ladder)6
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)2
Lifting and handling injuries19
Physical assault3
Slip, trip or fall27
Struck against0
Struck by moving vehicle2
Struck by object9
Crushed by something collapsing0

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert