Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

Each year, we help injured claimants in Esher, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I make a claim?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or the location of the injury.

It costs nothing to find out if you have a claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

Anyone who was injured either during their birth or as a child can start a claim themselves once they turn 18 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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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Road accident claims in Esher

We can help people injured in road accidents that have occurred in Esher and throughout England and Wales. You may be able to claim compensation if you were injured as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian and another road user was liable.

Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our specialist team can help. Our expert guide explains what you need to do to claim road accident compensation.

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work accident claims in Esher

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a security guard or a carpenter, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

Clinical negligence claims in Esher

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Esher, including Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey).

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Occupiers liability injury claims in Esher

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether your accident happened on a loose paving stone on a footpath or in a hotel, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Serious injury claims

Serious injury claims, include compensation for life-altering injuries such as brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.

Severe scarring, eye injuries, and debilitating health conditions are also considered to be serious injuries.

We understand how vital catastrophic injury compensation can be, helping you to focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. A claim will help to ease the financial burden, stress and uncertainty following a serious accident.

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Serious injury compensation claims

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 Esher, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Esher 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.

Esher 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 Esher, 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.

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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 Esher 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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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many injury claimants in Esher?

We can help you make a no win, no fee injury claim whether you live in Esher, Surrey, or anywhere across the UK.

Your lawyer will work hard to recover the best possible compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether you were injured because of a coworker's negligence, on the road or in public.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Esher injury solicitor reviews

Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates professional standards for solicitors in England and Wales, the actual quality of service varies widely.

Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Esher road accident statistics?

Official 2021 data recorded 3170 road accidents in Surrey (2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatalities). 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.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Esher?

In 2021, there were 640 non-fatal work accidents and 2 fatalities in Surrey.

Work accidents in Surrey (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined14%
Electrical injury1%
Machinery related injury4%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height (ladder)9%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting and carrying14%
Physical attack25%
Slip, trip, fall same level18%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle2%
Struck by object8%
Trapped 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?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator