A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Reigate or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In order to win a Reigate personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Your solicitor will consider how your claim relates to each of the points.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Reigate

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from scaffolding erectors to probation officers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Reigate local authority made available under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Reigate and Banstead Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known302212
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

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Reigate

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Reigate are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in Reigate in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B2034 and A217 junction and on the one way street of the A217 and A25 junction.

Our group of proficient lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Reigate.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other injury claims

Serious injury solicitors handling compensation in Reigate

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a life-altering effect on an individual and their family. Our panel of expert lawyers work for the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our 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

Clinical and medical negligence in Reigate

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, our 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

Industrial disease

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

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive figures emphasise the fact that slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Surrey. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists occurring on slippery pavements are also common with incidents having occurred on Holmesdale Rd and on High Street.

Reigate No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Reigate and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Reigate, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have Quittance 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.

What issues to think about when choosing the best injury lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate injury lawyer for your legal case is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Reigate, how can you make sure you instruct the best one to advise 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.

See Quittance reviews

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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