A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Staines or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

A brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor will provide answers and useful advice.

Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Staines

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to stockbrokers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the Spelthorne local authority reported under regulations by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Spelthorne Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported111410
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)011
Contact with machinery510
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)120
Fall from height11312
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries331719
Physical assault759
Slip or trip301815
Struck against544
Struck by moving vehicle122
Hit by falling object14119
Trapped by something collapsing102

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Staines

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining optimum settlements for people who have been injured in a road accident in Staines.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Staines are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Staines area in 2013 included collisions on the A30 and A308 roundabout and on the A30 and M25 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Surrey. They are often lead to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae happening on spillages are also common with pothole trips having occurred in the area.

Serious injury specialists acting in Staines

We recognise the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury. Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of lawyers have helped people collect compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, lead poisoning and neck injuries.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from NIHL to solvent exposure.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Staines

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of 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.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Staines 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 Staines and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Staines, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Staines?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Staines, Surrey and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and cycling accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Do you need to choose a local lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

You will need to choose a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

Staines personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be helpful if you are weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.

Read - Reviews

The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is huge.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?37,080 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could conceivably vary from ?22,248 to ?31,518.

More information How much compensation can you claim?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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