A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Bicester or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to win a Bicester personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor will look at how the points relates to your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Bicester

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from members of the army to building control officers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury figures for the Cherwell local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in Cherwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

See: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Bicester

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bicester are quite common with statistics showing a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Bicester area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A4095 and B4100 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A41 and A4421 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Bicester.

See: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Bicester

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers rather than financial damages. For example, to make a formal complaint against South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Northern House, 7 - 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire in 2015. They are often the cause of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as facial scarring experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with street trips having happened on Sheep Street and on Sheep St.

Bicester serious injury compensation

The long-term impact a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining compensation. Our panel of specialist solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Our network of solicitors have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include back injuries and serious pharmaceutical error.

See: Serious injury compensation

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Bicester 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 Bicester and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bicester, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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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How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Bicester?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bicester, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Usually a injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I need to instruct a local Bicester injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not so important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as you will usually need to attend an independent medical examination.

What should be considered when comparing Bicester solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The difference in the amount of success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?14,083 for severe toe injuries might vary from ?8,450 to ?11,971.

Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors 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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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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