A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

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.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.

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 much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Farnham

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Farnham

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury112
Machinery related injury422
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)201
Fall from height (scaffolding)131013
Injured by an animal221
Lifting and handling injuries201518
Physical assault857
Slip or trip444435
Struck against556
Hit by vehicle113
Hit by falling object202111
Crushed by something collapsing110

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Farnham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial compensation. For example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, to make a formal complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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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.

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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.

Farnham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Farnham and across the UK.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Farnham, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Farnham?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Farnham, Surrey and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

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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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.

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