A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Faringdon or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a 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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Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Faringdon or road accident, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Answers and both practical and legal advice will be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Faringdon solicitor.

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The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Faringdon

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Faringdon

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from bricklayers to employment advice workers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident figures in the Vale of White Horse local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury111
Machinery related injury494
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)212
Fall from height15138
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)364
Manual handling594230
Physical attack310
Slip, trip or fall523840
Struck against631
Struck by moving vehicle500
Hit by object10139

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Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Faringdon

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.

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Slip and trip 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.

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.

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Faringdon serious injury claims

We understand the vital change compensation will make to people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. We work for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

Faringdon 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 Faringdon and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Faringdon, from relatively minor claims to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their winning track record.

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

How much experience do Quittance 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

How to choose the best personal injury solicitor for you

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

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to give specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into 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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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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