A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for 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 three 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.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Oxted

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Oxted

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified151711
Machinery related injury145
Fire related520
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)210
Fall from height679
Animal related223
Lifting and handling injuries38167
Physical attack1475
Slip, trip, fall same level322817
Struck against434
Struck by moving vehicle223
Struck by object11119

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Oxted

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.

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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.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

Oxted No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Oxted and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Oxted and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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