Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury 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.
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.
What types of claims does Quittance handle in Reigate and Surrey?
Our panel of lawyers have assisted people across Reigate whose circumstances resulted in serious injury.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||4||0||3|
|Fall from height||9||11||9|
|Slip or trip||62||31||37|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||0|
|Struck by object||16||16||14|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.
Clinical and medical negligence in Reigate
Medical negligence (which is now more accurately referred to as clinical negligence) is where there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Reigate have been instructed on clinical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals including East Surrey Hospital, Canada Avenue, Redhill, RH1 5RH.
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.
Road accidents in Reigate
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.
Reigate No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Solicitors handling claims in Reigate mostly conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This contract prevents the solicitor from charging any fees if the claim fails.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Quittance offer clear answers to help people affected by injury decide whether to make the claim.
Get additional information without having to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make a personal injury claim?
Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to make your claim, or you can start a claim here.
If you have further questions before starting, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.