A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Benson or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to win a Benson personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Starting your claim sooner will allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Benson

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Benson are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201.

Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Benson.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Benson

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from members of the army to amenity horticulturists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work accident statistics in the South Oxfordshire local authority collated under legislation by the HSE:

Work accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury746
Explosion related010
Fire related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)224
Fall from height16137
Animal related211
Slip, trip, fall same level542538
Struck against722
Hit by vehicle131
Hit by falling object191214
Crushed by something collapsing203

For more information: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in Benson

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Slips and trips

HSE data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. They are typically connected to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken arms occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent incidents having occurred on St Martins Street and on Market Place.

Benson experts for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By limiting the pressure a major injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows people to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided claimants receive compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from eye injuries to birth negligence.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Benson 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 Benson and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Benson and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their winning track record.

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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Benson?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Benson, Oxfordshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Will I need to select a local Benson lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not relevant as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Benson as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Read Benson solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can be helpful when thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a broken leg, for example, ranges from ?14,520 to ?22,440 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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