Godalming Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
Whether you live in Godalming or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Do I have a claim for compensation?
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.
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
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
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.
Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
How much can I claim?
The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Road traffic accident claims in Godalming
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Godalming are relatively commonplace with a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408.
Quittance's panel of professional no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing maximum compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Godalming.
For more information: Road traffic accident claims
Work accident claims in Godalming
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from soldiers to fitness centre managers, to claim compensation. Work injury figures in the Guildford local authority are published under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Guildford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||1||2|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||5||1||3|
|Fall from height||23||11||13|
|Injured by an animal||5||4||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||66||52||33|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||0|
|Struck by object||30||22||18|
|Trapped under falling object||1||1||0|
For more information: Accident at work claim
Other claims we handle
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
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
Slip and trip injuries
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.
Clinical and medical negligence in Godalming
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
You could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial damages. For example, to make a formal complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.
For more information: Medical negligence claim
Godalming No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Godalming and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
Meet the QLS team
Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Godalming and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist expertise and their winning track record.
How much experience do Quittance 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.
Our 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.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?
Finding a suitable legal team for your case is your most important step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
How do you ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice for your needs?
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.