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.

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.

Compensation calculator

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

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
Undetermined262314
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

Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is when an illness or injury results from a failure to carry out a responsibility by a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Faringdon have assisted with legal action brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Wantage Community Hospital, Garston Lane, Wantage, OX12 7AS.

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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.

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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.

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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