A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 19, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

A claim 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.

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Calculate your compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Esher

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Esher

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined152026
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury548
Exposure to harmful substance302
Fall from height (ladder)171817
Animal related (e.g. livestock)101
Lifting and carrying372325
Physical attack191946
Slip, trip, fall same level323332
Struck against624
Hit by vehicle124
Struck by object141315
Trapped by something collapsing110

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Other claims

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.

Clinical and medical negligence 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. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

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

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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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.

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Esher No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Esher and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Esher and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of handling claims in Esher?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Esher, Surrey and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of people across Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to motorbike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

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.

More - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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