A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Weybridge or anywhere in the country, we can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Legal and practical advice can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Weybridge lawyer.

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How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Weybridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from office workers to translators, to claim injury compensation. Work accident information in the Elmbridge local authority are published under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Elmbridge Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined152026
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury548
Exposure to harmful substance302
Fall from height (ladder)171817
Animal related (e.g. livestock)101
Lifting and carrying372325
Physical attack191946
Slip, trip, fall same level323332
Struck against624
Hit by vehicle124
Struck by object141315
Trapped by something collapsing110

For more information: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Weybridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Weybridge are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 5223 accidents (4624 slight accidents, 581 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Surrey local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 5,408. Incidents in the Weybridge area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A317 and B3121 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B374 and A317 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for optimum damages for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Weybridge.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Weybridge

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to welders lung.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data reveal that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Surrey. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by tools in use or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as fractured wrists experienced on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened in the area.

Serious injury specialists in Weybridge

The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when calculating how much compensation to pay. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include amputation and hydrocarbon poisoning.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

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Weybridge 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 Weybridge and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Weybridge, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Weybridge?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Weybridge, Surrey and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Surrey get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and slips and trips at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Injury lawyer reviews in Weybridge - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The diversity in personal injury fees charged by lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?5,158 for minor eye injuries can range from ?3,095 to ?4,384.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Weybridge?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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