Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Oxford or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Compensation claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
In order to win a Oxford personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your lawyer will discuss these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances
Instructing the best PI lawyer for your case is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation award.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Oxford (according to the SRA database) - how can you make sure you select the best legal practice to advise you?
What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Oxford?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need to choose a local Oxford lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will need to go to a medical examination.
More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £27,200 for severe shoulder injuries can range from £16,320 to £23,120.
See : How much can you claim?
Compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles
Our network of injury lawyers have assisted individuals throughout Oxford whose accident circumstances were diverse and which led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries sustained by Oxford residents include:
Serious injury specialists handling cases in Oxford
We understand the vital change a compensation claim can make to severely injured Claimants. We work for compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of solicitors have aided Claimants collect compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and degloving injuries.
Clinical negligence in Oxford
Medical negligence, which is now correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is the term for when an injury is sustained following a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical provider. A typical example might be an NHS Never Event claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Oxfordshire and Oxford have assisted with clinical negligence compensation claims brought against the health service that include Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX.
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from nurses to naval architects, to claim compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Oxford local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Oxford Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2||4||2|
|Fall from height||31||14||40|
|Injured by an animal||4||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||97||81||74|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||0||10|
|Struck by object||39||23||25|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||3||2|
Road accidents in Oxford
Quittances panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Oxford.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oxford are reasonably common with a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Accidents in the Oxford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A420 and B480 roundabout and on the roundabout of the B4495 and B4150 mini-roundabout.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrocution accident. Public place (Oxford local authority) negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with trips having happened on Cornmarket Street and on St Aldates.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to siderosis.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Oxford
When you succeed in your compensation claim, the fees for your lawyer are paid by the losing Defendant. If your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means that the legal fees will not be charged.
A 'success fee' is levied by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike their standard fees, this fee will be taken out of the compensation settlement and will be usually 25%.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee should mean that you have no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, there are no catches hiding in the small print.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
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Start a claim for compensation
Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to get the personal injury claim underway, or start the claim here.
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