Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured claimants in Carterton, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, when the date of knowledge was or whether causation can be established.

Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Carterton

If you sustained an injury on Carterton's roads because of another driver's actions, you should be able to claim injury compensation.

No matter if you have been hurt in a car collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Carterton's roads, our road accident compensation claim guide explains everything you need to know about the claims process.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Carterton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a builder injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Carterton No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Carterton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Carterton, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How do I start the process?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Carterton?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Carterton, Oxfordshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Carterton

The 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.

Carterton work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work accident figures for the West Oxfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Saftey Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
General15
Electrical injury0
Machinery related5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)0
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)4
Lifting and handling injuries29
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level32
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle8
Hit by object7
Trapped underneath something0

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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