A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Horley or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Horley or road accident, proving a claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Horley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from nurses to graphic designers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury data for the Mole Valley local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related114
Explosives related010
Exposure to harmful substance101
Fall from height524
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)300
Lifting and handling injuries36119
Slip, trip, fall same level302516
Struck against620
Hit by vehicle010
Hit by object15128

Read more: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Horley

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

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.

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

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Horley

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

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

Slips and trips

Government figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work in Surrey in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in another category e.g. being struck by a moving object, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Wheelers Lane and on Consort Way.

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Horley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Horley and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Horley and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most appropriate legal team to act for you is a crucial step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the best company to pursue compensation for you?

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).

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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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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