Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Esher or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within three years.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
In order to win a Esher personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident
It can take months for the majority of claims to be settled. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £15,840 to £28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Will I need to select a local Esher injury lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not so relevant as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Check Esher solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by solicitors can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start if you are contemplating which solicitor to go with.
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Personal injury compensation claims we handle in Esher
Our panel of lawyers have helped people receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the Surrey workplace. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken toes sustained on pavement ice are also common with falls having happened on Molesey Rd and on Hersham Rd.
Esher lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
Quittance's team understand the critical change a successful claim makes to seriously injured Claimants.
Compensation will lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitor firms have aided people receive damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and eye injuries.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving vehicles in Esher are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Incidents in the Esher region in 2013 included collisions on the A3 and A244 slip road and on the single carriageway of the A307 and B3379 junction.
Our group of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Esher.
Clinical and medical negligence in Esher
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Surrey and Esher have assisted with legal cases brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Walton Community Hospital, Rodney Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 3LD.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from nurses to european commission administrators, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics in the Elmbridge local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Elmbridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||8|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3||0||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||17||18||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||37||23||25|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32||33||32|
|Hit by vehicle||1||2||4|
|Struck by object||14||13||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Esher
If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay their legal fees. In the event that the claim is successful, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the other party.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We provide detailed information helping you choose whether to make an injury claim.
Get more information without having to pick up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make your personal injury claim?
Once you have chosen to proceed, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via Quittance's online contact form.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Need more information? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.