A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Didcot or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an injury lawyer.

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Didcot

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured claimants, from catering assistants to crown prosecution service lawyers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work statistics in the South Oxfordshire local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury746
Explosion related010
Fire related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)224
Fall from height16137
Animal related211
Slip, trip, fall same level542538
Struck against722
Hit by vehicle131
Hit by falling object191214
Crushed by something collapsing203

See: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Didcot

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Didcot are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Accidents in Didcot in 2013 included collisions on the A4130 and B4493 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4130 and B4016 junction.

Our panel of road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have years of experience in getting the highest damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Didcot.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Didcot

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to make a complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Didcot lawyers for serious injury compensation

The long-term effect serious injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables people to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's network of solicitors correspond with insurance providers, the defendant's representatives and medical providers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from deep vein thrombosis to chemical poisoning.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Wantage Rd and on Broadway.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Didcot 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 Didcot and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Didcot, from fast track whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you won many injury claims in Didcot?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Didcot, Oxfordshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.


Can I get 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 you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The contrast in the level of personal injury fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?26,577 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage might vary from ?15,946 to ?22,590.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Didcot?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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