Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
If you are based in Lightwater or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
A brief, no-obligation call with a specialist lawyer will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim
Selecting the most appropriate solicitor to assist you is a key step towards getting the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Lightwater (according to the SRA website) - how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate law firm to help you?
The difference in personal injury fees charged by solicitors is surprising.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £3,378 for a wrist fracture might vary from £2,027 to £2,871.
Additional reading Compare solicitors
Comparing Lightwater personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Legal claims Quittance handles
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness in Lightwater. Our team have assisted with:
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from soldiers to investment fund managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics in the Lightwater local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Surrey Heath Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||2||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||0||1||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||6||3||6|
|Injured by an animal||2||0||0|
|Slip or trip||32||29||24|
|Hit by vehicle||2||0||1|
|Struck by object||19||9||4|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Surrey workplace. They are often lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a river drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained ankles experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having occurred on Guildford Rd and on Cumberland Road.
We recognise the change an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.
Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including damages for medical expenses and care costs.
Road traffic accidents in Lightwater
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Lightwater are common with a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 5,408. Accidents in Lightwater in 2013 included crashes on the A322 and M3 roundabout and on the A322 and A319 roundabout.
Our panel of specialist road traffic accident solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Lightwater.
Medical and clinical negligence in Lightwater
Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Surrey and Lightwater have worked on compensation claims brought against health services including Priory Hospital Woking, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2QF.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to farmers lung.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Lightwater
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Lightwater generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
This contract prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any fees if they are not successful.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the case end prematurely. Using a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer jargon-free information helping Claimants determine whether to go ahead with a claim.
Get more answers online without being required to pick up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
How to get your personal injury claim underway
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin your claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through our online contact form.
Speak to the Quittance panel of experts to discuss your potential claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.