A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Warlingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 20, 2016

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

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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How much compensation can I claim?

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

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Road traffic accident claims in Warlingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Warlingham are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 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.

Our network of knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Warlingham.

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Work accident claims in Warlingham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from bricklayers to systems developers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work data in the Tandridge local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Tandridge Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified151711
Machinery related injury145
Fire related520
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)210
Fall from height679
Animal related223
Lifting and handling injuries38167
Physical attack1475
Slip, trip, fall same level322817
Struck against434
Struck by moving vehicle223
Struck by object11119

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Surrey. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestos related illness to pesticide poisoning.

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Warlingham serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the critical change injury compensation will make to people whose lives have been affected by major injury. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Our panel of solicitor firms for many years have helped families affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious range from poisoning to brain tumours.

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Clinical negligence in Warlingham

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. For example, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Medical negligence compensation claim

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Warlingham 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 Warlingham and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Warlingham, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

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
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How much experience do you have of winning claims in Warlingham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Warlingham, Surrey and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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.

Guidance for those seeking a solicitor

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer to act for you is a key step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Warlingham (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate firm to advise you?

The difference in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?38,019 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could vary from ?22,811 to ?32,316.

Read more at How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Warlingham?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

What should be considered when checking Warlingham solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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