A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Woking or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In order to win a Woking personal injury case, it must be shown 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 allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Woking

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from scaffolding erectors to translators, to claim for their work related injuries.

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Woking

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Woking

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

Industrial disease

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

Slip, trip and fall 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.

Woking specialists for serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the change a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables them to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers engage with the Courts, medical experts and insurers ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Woking 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 Woking and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Woking and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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 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.

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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your injury?

Instructing the best law firm for your case is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Woking (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how can you make certain you select the ideal solicitors' practice to handle 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?".

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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