Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, we are here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Each year, we help injured claimants in Faringdon, Oxfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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 other points to consider?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether a minor was injured.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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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Faringdon road accident claims

You can claim compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Faringdon's roads due to a negligent driver.

Whether you were hurt in a car collision, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Faringdon's roads, our expert team can help. The Quittance road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Faringdon

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

Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a cut or laceration or developed RSI, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being struck by moving machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries like strained muscles experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Market Place and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. You can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by colophony.

Read more about Industrial disease claims

Industrial disease claims

Faringdon 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, Faringdon 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 Faringdon, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Can Quittance help me?

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

How much experience do the solicitors have of handling claims in Faringdon?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Faringdon, Oxfordshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Faringdon solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when contemplating which solicitor to instruct.

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Will you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not relevant as injury cases are normally conducted remotely.

However, you should select a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

Read more : Do I have to attend a medical?

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £30,423 for severe tinnitus could vary from £18,254 to £25,859.

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What are the road accident statistics in Faringdon

Our network of best of breed lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Faringdon.

Road accidents involving vehicles in Faringdon 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. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,201.

Faringdon work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident figures in the Vale of White Horse Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undetermined14
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury4
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)2
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4
Manual handling30
Physical attack0
Slip, trip or fall40
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by object9

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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