Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
How can we help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Godalming, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or where the injury occurred.
Talk to an expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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
Calculate my injury compensation
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 Godalming
If you are hurt on Godalming's roads because of a careless driver, you are entitled to start a claim for compensation.
It does not matter if you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Godalming's roads, we can help you take action. This guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Godalming
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Surrey workplace. They are typically related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a moving object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Guildford local authority) claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Portsmouth Rd and on High Street.
Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
For more information: Industrial disease claims
More claim types
We recognise the critical change injury compensation makes to seriously injured claimants.
We fight for compensation for severe injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
For more information: Serious injury claims
Godalming 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, Godalming 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 Godalming, 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.
What should I do next?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Godalming?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Godalming, Surrey and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and ladder accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.
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.
Reviews for solicitors in Godalming
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
The diversity in fees charged by solicitors is quite significant
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded £7,909 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery can vary from £4,745 to £6,722.
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Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
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.