A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Chipping Norton or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

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

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Chipping Norton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable solicitors are experienced in securing maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Chipping Norton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Chipping Norton are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Chipping Norton area in 2013 included car crashes on the A361 and A3400 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A44 and A361 junction.

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Work accident claims in Chipping Norton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted injured Claimants, from metal workers to clinical microbiologists, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work figures in the West Oxfordshire local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General212015
Electrical injury120
Machinery related785
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)520
Fall from height11119
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)624
Lifting and handling injuries411829
Assault543
Slip, trip, fall same level453432
Struck against1033
Struck by moving vehicle308
Hit by object1457
Trapped underneath something200

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Chipping Norton

Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failing by a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. A common example might be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Chipping Norton have been instructed on cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include North Cotswold Hospital, Stow Road, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0DS.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Market St and on High Street.

Chipping Norton specialists for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of serious injury is acknowledged by the Courts when they are determining compensation. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim allows individuals to prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of lawyers for many years have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Chipping Norton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Chipping Norton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Chipping Norton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

What issues to consider when finding the best lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Read Chipping Norton solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer to select and which considerations are most important to you.

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Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?80,997 for deafness can vary from ?48,598 to ?68,847.

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