Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
No matter whether you live in Farnham or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by the lawyer.
How to select the right lawyer for your compensation claim
Selecting the best legal representation to represent you is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation award.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Farnham (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal company to instruct?
Are Farnham Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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 mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £12,100 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Comparing injury solicitors in Farnham - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Injury compensation cases we conduct in Farnham and Surrey
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness across Farnham. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:
Road accidents in Farnham
Our network of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Farnham.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Farnham are relatively common with a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in Farnham in 2013 included car crashes on the A31 and A325 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A325 and A287 junction.
Lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Accidents at work
We have assisted injured Claimants, from farm workers to food scientists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident figures in the Waverley local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Waverley Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13||10||13|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||20||15||18|
|Slip or trip||44||44||35|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||3|
|Hit by falling object||20||21||11|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Farnham serious injury claims
The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts when working out how much compensation to pay. Quittance's panel of solicitors fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for medical and care costs.
Our panel of solicitor firms correspond with insurance providers, Courts and doctors and health professionals ensuring families impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Surrey in 2015. They are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as facial scarring happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with trips having happened on West Street and on School Hill.
Clinical and medical negligence in Farnham
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is when an injury or illness is sustained from a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of solicitors acting for Farnham have helped with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Farnham Hospital Outpatients Department, Hale Road, Farnham, GU9 9QL.
Farnham No Win, No Fee Lawyers
If your lawyer loses the injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their legal fees. In the event that your claim is successful, your legal costs are covered by the losing Defendant.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch.
Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. Information can help you to make the right choice for you.
Get answers to questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Ready to start a injury claim?
You can start the personal injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to go through your claim with an expert solicitor.
Speak to Quittance's team today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.