Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

You may be able to claim injury compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

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 other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were injured at school, in a playground or any other circumstance, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.

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Child injury compensation claims

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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

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:

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Road accident claims in Leatherhead

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Leatherhead, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:

  • Driver or passenger in a car
  • Rider or pillion on a motorbike
  • Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
  • Public transport user (bus or taxi)
  • Cyclist or e-scooter rider
  • Pedestrian

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.

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Work injury claims in Leatherhead

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

By law, employers and site operators owe a duty of care to their staff, to visitors and contractors. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a temp worker or a delivery driver, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Leatherhead

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 expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Leatherhead, including Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Trust Headquarters, 18 Mole Business Park, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Occupiers liability accident claims in Leatherhead

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether you were hurt at a leisure centre or at an airport, and the property owner or occupier was at fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Leatherhead, and across the UK.

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Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Leatherhead No Win, No Fee solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Leatherhead injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Leatherhead, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

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Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Leatherhead and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Have you helped many claimants in Leatherhead?

Each year, we help hundreds of injured people in Leatherhead, Surrey and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in a car collision or in a supermarket we can introduce you to the right solicitor for your claim.

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 personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm.

Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

What are Leatherhead road accident statistics?

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Leatherhead.

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Leatherhead are relatively common. Government data indicates there were 3170 road accidents in Surrey in 2021; 2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatalities. Accidents in Leatherhead in 2013 included collisions on the A243 and M25 roundabout and on the A244 and A243 roundabout.

Work accident statistics in Leatherhead

According to the HSE, in 2021, there were 640 non-fatal and 2 fatal work-related accidents in Surrey. 441 of these accidents led to 7 or more days off work for the injured worker.

Surrey work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other23%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related5%
Explosives related0%
Exposure to harmful substance1%
Fall from height5%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)0%
Lifting and handling injuries12%
Assault20%
Slip, trip, fall same level22%
Struck against0%
Hit by vehicle0%
Hit by object11%

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator