A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Redhill or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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 no-obligation phone consultation with a Redhill personal injury solicitor can give information and useful advice.

Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Work accident claims in Redhill

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from farm workers to personnel officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work data for the Reigate and Banstead local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Reigate and Banstead Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known302212
Electrocution201
Machinery related241
Exposed to fire200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)403
Fall from height9119
Animal related501
Manual handling863827
Physical attack241310
Slip or trip623137
Struck against765
Struck by moving vehicle300
Struck by object161614
Crushed by something collapsing011

Read more: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Redhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Redhill are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Incidents in the Redhill region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A23 and A25 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A242 and A23 junction.

Quittance's network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in achieving maximum damages for people injured in a car accident in Redhill.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey. They are sometimes related to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Reigate and Banstead local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on High Street.

Serious injury lawyers acting in Redhill

The Quittance team understand the vital change a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.

By limiting the pressure a serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of lawyers engage with insurance companies and medical practitioners ensuring people impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to toluene exposure.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical negligence in Redhill

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill, Surrey, for example, to make a formal complaint against Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Redhill No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Redhill and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Redhill, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the 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 handling claims in Redhill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Redhill, Surrey and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Surrey seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

What factors to think about when finding the right lawyer

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Check Redhill solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can be helpful if you are attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus, for example, ranges from ?23,980 to ?36,850 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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