A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Frimley or anywhere in the country, we can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

In order to win a Frimley personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Frimley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in securing the best compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Frimley.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Frimley are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Frimley region in 2013 included car crashes on the A325 and B3272 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A325 and B3411 junction.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Frimley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from lathe operators to equal opportunities officers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident information for the Surrey Heath local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Surrey Heath Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General141415
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury423
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)011
Fall from height (ladder)636
Injured by an animal200
Manual handling382220
Physical assault762
Slip or trip322924
Struck against243
Hit by vehicle201
Struck by object1994
Crushed by something collapsing020

Find out more: Accident at work claim

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an affected individual and their dependants. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim enables individuals to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitors engage with Courts, insurance companies and medical professionals to make sure people impacted by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious range from poisoning to birth negligence.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to irritant contact dermatitis.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey. These types of accident are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or a fire related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken arms sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Mayfield Rd and on Frimley High St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Frimley

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation. You can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, for example, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

Frimley 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 Frimley and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Frimley, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Frimley?

We are a national network of results-focussed solicitors that assists claimants in Frimley, Surrey and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped 100's of claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including building site accidents and cycling accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer for you

Identifying a suitable legal representation to represent you is an important step towards securing the best compensation award.

What is the best way to make certain you select the best legal practice to represent you?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do I need to choose a local lawyer ?

The location of a firm is less relevant as injury cases are usually handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a company that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

See - Will I have to attend a medical?

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Frimley

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual 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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