Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you are based in Carterton or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
In order to win a Carterton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.
Making your claim sooner should allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Locating the right solicitor
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
Comparing Carterton personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will you need to instruct a local Carterton solicitor ?
Going for a local firm is not especially relevant as cases are typically handled remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that has a national network as you will usually have to go to an independent medical examination.
Cases Quittance conducts
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Carterton. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
Medical negligence in Carterton
Clinical negligence, at one time known as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Oxfordshire and Carterton have helped with cases filed against NHS and private hospitals including Witney Community Hospital, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JJ.
Road accidents in Carterton
Our panel of expert no win no fee personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Carterton.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Carterton are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,201.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire in 2014/15. They are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a fall from height or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained arms happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent falls having happened on Station Road and on Black-Borton Rd.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from dental nurses to community arts workers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures for the West Oxfordshire local authority are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||5||2||0|
|Fall from height||11||11||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||6||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||41||18||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||45||34||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||8|
|Hit by object||14||5||7|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
Serious injury lawyers acting in Carterton
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on an injured person.
We work to get the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of law firms engage with the other side's legal representatives and insurers to make sure people affected by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, concussion and lead poisoning.
Carterton No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Lawyers handling claims in Carterton and Oxfordshire work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
This prevents the solicitor from charging any fees if they lose the case.
Will the Claimant need to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there will be no catch. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in our frequently asked questions section.
How to get your claim started
Once you are ready to get underway, you can begin a personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with the contact form here.
If you would like further information about the claims process first, request a callback at a more convenient time or contact on 0800 612 7456.