Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
How Quittance can help
We have helped hundreds of people in Woking, Surrey and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
We can give you a clearer answer over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
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:
Woking road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders are entitled to claim compensation if they are injured on Woking's roads due to another party's carelessness.
Whether you have been hurt in a car collision, or were involved in a motorbike accident, Quittance's road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about the compensation process.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Woking
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of injury in the Surrey workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by moving machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with slips and trips having happened in the area.
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial damages. You can write to St Peters Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, for example, to make a complaint against Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation
Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from occupational asthma to toluene exposure.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation
Woking No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Woking injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Woking, Surrey and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Should I choose Quittance?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Woking?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Woking, Surrey and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Surrey get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to public place accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
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.
Will you need to instruct a local Woking injury lawyer?
The location of the solicitors office is not especially important as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should instruct a company that provides medical facilities near Woking as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.
More details - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
Solicitor reviews in Woking - What to consider
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of smell could vary between £20,185 and £26,620 (based on 2015 market research).
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?".
What are the road accident statistics in Woking
Quittance's group of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in securing optimum settlements for claimants injured in a road accident in Woking.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Woking are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 18 fatal accidents, 581 serious accidents and 4624 slight accidents in 2013 in Surrey (Total events were 5223 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 5,408. Accidents in the Woking area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A320 and A3046 junction and on the A320 and A245 roundabout.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If 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 on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.