A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Eynsham or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

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

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of an injury.

For most claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

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The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Eynsham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Eynsham are common. 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 district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,201.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in achieving maximum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Eynsham.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Eynsham

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from bricklayers to employment advice workers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident figures in the Eynsham local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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
Slip, trip, fall same level453432
Struck against1033
Struck by moving vehicle308
Hit by object1457
Trapped underneath something200

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident at work in Oxfordshire. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or a fire related accident. Public place (West Oxfordshire local authority) claims for injuries like bruised backs sustained on spillages are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Park Rd and on Market Square.

Clinical negligence in Eynsham

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Eynsham serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the critical change injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By limiting the stress a major injury puts on a claimant, a claim enables claimants to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided families recover compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious include serious pharmaceutical error and brain tumours.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Eynsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Eynsham and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Eynsham and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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 Eynsham?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Eynsham, Oxfordshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

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.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Reviews for lawyers in Eynsham

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. 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.

The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

For example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?25,727 for a serious wrist injury could conceivably vary from ?15,436 to ?21,868.

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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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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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