Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Farnham, Surrey and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or when the date of knowledge was.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Road accident claims in Farnham
If you were injured on Farnham's roads because of another road user's actions, you can claim injury compensation.
Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or were hurt in a car accident, this road accident compensation guide sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Farnham
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
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.
Read more about Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
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.
The 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.
Read more about Serious injury claims
Farnham No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Farnham injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Farnham, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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.
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 there will be nothing to pay.
How do I start a claim?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
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Frequently asked questions
How much experience do the 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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics 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.
Work accident statistics in Farnham
The most up to date 2019 accident figures in the Waverley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Waverley Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||18|
|Slip or trip||35|
|Hit by vehicle||3|
|Hit by falling object||11|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.