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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How we can help you

Each year, we help injured claimants in Oxted, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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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Oxted road accident claims

Drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are injured on Oxted's roads because of someone else's carelessness.

Whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a car accident, the Quittance road accident claim guide sets out what you need to know about what to do.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Oxted

Have you been injured at work and your employer was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation. For example, you can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

More about Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to mercury poisoning.

More about Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

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.

More about Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Oxted 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, Oxted 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 Oxted, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How we can help

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Oxted?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Oxted, Surrey and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Surrey seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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?

What are the road accident statistics in Oxted

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.

Quittance's 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.

Work accident statistics in Oxted

The most recent 2019 work injury statistics for the Tandridge Local Authority (2013/14) collated under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Tandridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Not specified11
Machinery related injury5
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)0
Fall from height9
Animal related3
Lifting and handling injuries7
Physical attack5
Slip, trip, fall same level17
Struck against4
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object9

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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?

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.

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

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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