Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured claimants in Horley, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I entitled 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, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Horley

Drivers and other road users should be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Horley's roads due to someone else's negligence.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a car accident on Horley's roads, our specialist team can help. The Quittance guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Horley

If you were injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your rights and to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Clinical negligence

When someone is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to benzene poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We recognise the critical change compensation makes to severely injured claimants. Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery.

The panel of expert solicitors for many years have helped claimants impacted by serious accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Other types of claim

Horley 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, Horley 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 Horley, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?

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 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What is your track record of claims in Horley?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Horley, Surrey and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

What should be considered when comparing Horley solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Horley?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, ranges from £63,360 to £105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

What are the road accident statistics in Horley

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Horley are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 5,408.

Quittance's group of certified litigators are experienced in securing the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Horley.

Work accident statistics in Horley

The most recent 2019 work injury data for the Mole Valley Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Mole Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other17
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related4
Explosives related0
Exposure to harmful substance1
Fall from height4
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0
Lifting and handling injuries9
Assault15
Slip, trip, fall same level16
Struck against0
Hit by vehicle0
Hit by object8

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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