Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you live in Guildford or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Guildford personal injury case, it must be shown 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.
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a Guildford personal injury solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.
How to find the best solicitor
Choosing a suitable legal representation for your case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Guildford (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the best legal practice for your specific circumstances?
The variation in fees between firms is enormous.
E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant awarded £93,930 for severe leg injuries could vary from £56,358 to £79,840.
Do I need to choose a local legal firm ?
The location of a solicitors office is not so critical as cases are normally run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical examination.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
Read Guildford solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to select.
What kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct in Guildford?
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Guildford and throughout Surrey. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in Surrey. Slips and trips are typically the cause of injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Woodbridge Hill and on Stringers Avenue.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to employment advice workers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information in the Guildford local authority collated in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work 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|
Road traffic claims
Our network of qualified no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining optimum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Guildford.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Guildford are reasonably common with 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Incidents in the Guildford region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A322 and A25 junction and on the A3100 and A25 roundabout.
Guildford serious injury compensation
We understand the change a compensation claim makes to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, compensation helps individuals to prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers engage with doctors and health professionals and Courts to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need.
Clinical and medical negligence in Guildford
Clinical negligence - until recently called medical negligence - is when there has been a failing on the part of a hospital or other medical professional. A common example could be a blood clot injury claim. Our highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Surrey and Guildford have helped Claimants with clinical negligence legal action brought against health services including BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, 46 Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX.
Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to acute silicosis.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims in Guildford
When the case is successful, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the other side. If you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that their legal costs will not be charged.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means there will be absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Quittance offer jargon-free answers helping you choose whether to go ahead with a claim.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Get started today
Once you have chosen to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through our online contact form here.
If you need to ask something else first, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.