Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Reigate, Surrey and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim?
It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you were injured or made ill:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my 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:
Reigate road accident claims
If you are hurt on Reigate's roads as the result of the behaviour of another driver, you may be able to claim injury compensation.
It does not matter if you have been involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash at a junction, Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Reigate
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation. To make a formal complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.
Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation
More claim types
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on an individual and their family. The panel of expert lawyers work for the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. The panel of solicitor firms correspond with insurance providers, the defendant's representatives and medical experts to make sure families impacted by major accidents receive the support they need.
Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation
Reigate 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, Reigate 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 Reigate, 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.
Advice and 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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors won many injury claims in Reigate?
We are a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors that helps people injured in Reigate, Surrey and throughout the country, get compensation.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Surrey seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Do you need a local Reigate injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so critical as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
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 loss of taste, for example, ranges from £15,510 to £20,185 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reigate personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are thinking about which solicitor to sign up with.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.