A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help injury Claimants throughout the UK to keep more damages.

Whether you are based in Oakley or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Making a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must usually be made within three years of an injury.

Extensive legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

In order to win a Oakley personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Help for those seeking an injury lawyer

Finding a suitable solicitor to assist you is a critical step towards getting the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Oakley (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how can you make sure you select the best company to act for you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Oakley solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when considering which lawyer to go with.

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Compensation claims we conduct in Oakley

Our panel of solicitors represent people in Oakley and across Hampshire whose accidents led to serious injuries.

Road traffic claims

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oakley are relatively commonplace with a total of 455 accidents (387 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Poole council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 507. Incidents in the Oakley area in 2013 included car crashes on the A31 and B3073 roundabout and on the A31 and B3078 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in in securing the highest awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Oakley.

Oakley experts for serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an injured person. Quittance's team work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms have helped people claim damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence, asbestosis and paralysis.

Medical and clinical negligence in Oakley

Medical negligence, correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence', is when an injury or illness is associated with a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or medical provider. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Oakley have helped Claimants with compensation claims made against local hospitals including Oakcroft, 42 Gravel Hill, Wimborne, BH21 1RR.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.

Accidents in the workplace

We have assisted claims for people, from farm workers to orthoptists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information in the Poole local authority collated under regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Poole Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury995
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1032
Fall from height221720
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries755962
Physical assault14147
Slip, trip or fall897172
Struck against10115
Struck by moving vehicle234
Struck by object302021
Trapped underneath something112

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work in Hampshire in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Ringwood Rd and on Magna Rd.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Oakley

If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor confirms that their legal costs will not be charged. In the event that you win the case, the costs for your solicitor are settled by the losing side (or their insurance company).

Do you have to pay any hidden costs?

Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right information helps you to make the best decision for your future.

Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in our frequently asked questions section.

Ready to make your claim for compensation?

Once you are ready to proceed, you can start your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using Quittance's contact form.

Speak to a member of our panel of experts today for more detail about you claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.