A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Banbury or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

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

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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Find out how much you can claim

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Banbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Banbury.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Banbury are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Banbury region in 2013 included car crashes on the A422 and A4260 roundabout and on the A361 and B4035 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Banbury

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people injured in an accident, from soldiers to academic librarians, to claim maximum compensation. Accident information in the Banbury local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Cherwell Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other464130
Electric shock injury100
Contact with machinery10189
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)425
Fall from height282716
Animal related (e.g. livestock)022
Lifting and handling injuries934648
Physical assault1009
Slip, trip, fall same level826466
Struck against1097
Struck by moving vehicle735
Struck by object432320
Trapped underneath something220

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their dependants.

A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a Claimant so they can focus on recovery.

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Slip and trip accidents

Official data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or a river drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on High Street.

Clinical and medical negligence in Banbury

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Banbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Banbury and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Banbury and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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 Banbury?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Banbury, Oxfordshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and factory accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What to consider when picking the right lawyer

Selecting the most suitable legal representation to help you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How do you make certain you instruct the best legal practice to take on your case?

Banbury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can differ.

Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to pick.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

The difference in the level of success fees charged by firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded ?12,212 for scarring could conceivably vary from ?7,327 to ?10,380.

See : Get a personal injury quote

Will I need to choose a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not especially critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a firm that has national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

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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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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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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.

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