Personal injury claims help and support
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
We have helped injured claimants in Staines, Surrey and across the UK claim No Win, No Fee compensation for their injuries.
How were you injured?
The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.
For more information, see:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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:
Road accident claims in Staines
Department of Transport data reveals there were 3170 road accidents in Surrey in 2021 (2496 slight accidents, 648 accidents and 26 fatal accidents). Accidents in the Staines area in 2013 included collisions on the A30 and A308 roundabout and on the A30 and M25 roundabout.
If you have been injured on Staines's roads, or anywhere in the UK, you may be entitled to claim compensation. An injury claim may be possible if you were injured:
- As driver or passenger
- On a motorbike or bicycle
- As a pedestrian
- On public transport
Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our team are here. This guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.
Staines work injury claims
Surrey Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 640 non-fatal and 2 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 441 cases.
|Surrey work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1%|
|Contact with machinery||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||0%|
|Fall from height||14%|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||23%|
|Slip or trip||18%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Hit by falling object||11%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||2%|
Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
By law, all employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a nurse or a forklift driver, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.
Staines medical negligence claims
When a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against a clinic or NHS trust covering Staines.
Staines public place injury claims
By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.
Whether your accident occurred on public transport or in a playground, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you could be able to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Compensation for serious injuries
Catastrophic injuries that involve long-term treatment and recovery, or have a debilitating impact on your life, include brain injuries, amputations or paraplegia.
We know how important a successful serious injury claim will be. Compensation will help to reduce the financial burden, and your specialist catastrophic injury solicitor will also liaise with insurers and care professionals, so you can focus on your recovery.
Do I need to visit a solicitor's office?
Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.
You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.
How we can help you
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Staines and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Staines?
Whether you live in Staines, Surrey, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a car crash or in public we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
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.
Staines solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier find the right solicitor for your claim.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.