Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Oxted or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.
For most claims, proving an injury claim has these key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
A free phone call with a Oxted personal injury solicitor can give answers and advice.
Help for potential Claimants seeking a personal injury solicitor
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.
Comparing injury solicitors in Oxted - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is a material consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £91,825 for severe arm injuries could vary from £55,095 to £78,051.
Additional reading : How much compensation can you claim?
Will I need to go with a local Oxted lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not particularly important as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical examination.
Read more - Do you have a medical centre in or near Oxted?
Which kinds of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Oxted and Surrey?
Our network of lawyers have helped people across Oxted whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Oxted
Medical negligence, which is more correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence', is when there has been a failing on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional, either private or NHS. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Oxted have helped Claimants with claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include North Downs Hospital, 46 Tupwood Lane, Caterham, CR3 6DP.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident in the Surrey workplace. They are quite often the forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Tandridge local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with slips having happened recently.
We have assisted Claimants injured at work, from nurses to multimedia programmers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics for the Tandridge local authority collated under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Tandridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||1||4||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||2||1||0|
|Fall from height||6||7||9|
|Lifting and handling injuries||38||16||7|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32||28||17|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||3|
|Struck by object||11||11||9|
Serious injury experts in Oxted
Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By reducing the stress a major injury places on an injured Claimant, compensation enables people to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped people receive damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious include deep vein thrombosis and spinal cord damage.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving vehicles in Oxted are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 5,408.
Quittances panel of expert injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving the best settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Oxted.
Litigators can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to mercury poisoning.
Oxted No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs. If you succeed in your injury claim, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the other party or their insurer.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
We offer clear information to help Claimants determine whether to proceed.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Get your claim for compensation started
If you are ready to get underway, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or through our contact form here.
If you need to ask something else, request a callback at a time that suits you or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.