A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Haslemere or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation should be made within three years in most cases.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim sooner should enable your solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

Compensation calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Haslemere

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from construction workers to gallery exhibition officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the East Hampshire local authority are published under RIDDOR by the HSE:

Work accidents in East Hampshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified171617
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related injury1042
Fire related012
Exposure to toxic substance221
Fall from height (ladder)18119
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)212
Lifting441722
Physical assault461
Slip, trip or fall392826
Struck against623
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by falling object1624
Crushed by something collapsing010

See: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Haslemere

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Haslemere are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Haslemere.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims

Haslemere solicitors for serious injury compensation

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by solicitors and insurers when calculating how much compensation to pay.

By relieving the pressure serious injury puts on a Claimant, a successful claim helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in Surrey and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, when helping another person or an asphyxiation accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised backs happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on West St and on Lion Green.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to benzene poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Medical negligence in Haslemere

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial damages. To raise a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Haslemere No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Haslemere and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Haslemere and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Haslemere?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Haslemere, Surrey and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs

Choosing the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Haslemere, what is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal one for your needs?

Do you need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not very important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a company that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Haslemere - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by solicitors is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?18,498 for a broken leg could vary from ?11,099 to ?15,723.

See How to compare personal injury fees

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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