Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.
How can we help
We have helped injured claimants in Leatherhead, Surrey and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether a minor was injured.
A brief phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
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
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Road accident claims in Leatherhead
Drivers, pedestrians and riders should be able to make a claim for compensation if they are hurt on Leatherhead's roads as the result of someone else's actions.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a collision, our team can help. This guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about how to get started.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Leatherhead
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a solicitor injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive figures underscore the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Surrey. They are typically forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place (Mole Valley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs happening on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened in the area.
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Trust Headquarters, 18 Mole Business Park, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, for example, to make a complaint against Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestosis to acute silicosis.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim
Leatherhead 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, Leatherhead 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 Leatherhead, 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.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
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 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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What experience do you have of claims in Leatherhead?
We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Leatherhead, Surrey and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of claimants in Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Leatherhead solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers can vary significantly.
Reviews can be instructive if you are contemplating which lawyer to pick.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries could vary between £6,380 and £10,340 (based on 2015 market research).
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.