Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
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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Compensation cases our network of lawyers conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Chipping Norton and across Oxfordshire. We can assist with injuries including:
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.
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 Authority||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|
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.
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of knowledgeable solicitors are experienced in 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 repoetrs 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.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Chipping Norton compensation claims
No Win, No Fee agreements secure injured Claimants from a need to settle their legal fees if the claim is not won.
Will there be any additional fees?
No Win, No Fee means that there will be no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information about making a claim. This can help you to make the best choice for you.
Get more answers online without having to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to make your claim, or begin the injury claim here.
Our team of experts help Claimants every day. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.