A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Kidlington or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Kidlington personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

A no-obligation phone call with a personal injury solicitor will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How much compensation could I get?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Kidlington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from office workers to interpreters, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness data in the Cherwell local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Cherwell Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury100
Contact with machinery10189
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)425
Fall from height282716
Animal related (e.g. livestock)022
Lifting and handling injuries934648
Physical assault1009
Slip, trip, fall same level826466
Struck against1097
Struck by moving vehicle735
Struck by object432320
Trapped underneath something220

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Road traffic accident claims in Kidlington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kidlington are quite 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 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201.

Quittance's network of certified road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Kidlington.

More about No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major effect on a claimant and their dependants.

By relieving the financial stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant, compensation enables individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of lawyers have for many years helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries.

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Medical negligence in Kidlington

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. 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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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Oxfordshire workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Cherwell local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent falls having happened on Woodstock Road and on the Parade.

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Kidlington and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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 injury claims in Kidlington?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Kidlington, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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 do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a claim can take several months to complete and for the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Kidlington personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are weighing up which lawyer to choose.

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The disparity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is vast

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?25,734 for a serious wrist injury might vary from ?15,440 to ?21,873.

Read more at How to compare personal injury solicitors

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Kidlington?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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.

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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