Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
If you live in Oxfordshire or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should usually be made within three years.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
For most claims, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How to choose the right lawyer
In many cases a compensation claim can take several months to complete and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Check Oxfordshire solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.
Reading reviews can be instructive if you are trying to decide which lawyer to choose.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Compensation cases Quittance handles
Quittance's network of expert lawyers assist Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in South East England and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often connected to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by tools in use or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened on Woodstock Road and on the Parade.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Oxfordshire
Accidents involving vehicles in Oxfordshire are relatively common. Police repoetrs 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 area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,201. Accidents in Oxfordshire in 2013 included car crashes on the A44 and A34 roundabout and on the A4260 and A4165 roundabout.
Our panel of specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting the highest general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Oxfordshire.
The Quittance team understand the difference compensation makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
A claim should ease the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.
Our panel of solicitor firms have helped families receive compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include degloving injuries, hydrocarbon poisoning and major surgical negligence.
Litigators can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Medical and clinical negligence in Oxfordshire
Medical negligence - which is now more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence' - is the legal term a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. A typical example could be a dental negligence claim. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering South East England and Oxfordshire have assisted with legal action made against hospitals that include John Radcliffe Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted people, from farm workers to paediatric nurses, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures in the Cherwell local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:
|Work accidents in Cherwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||0|
|Contact with machinery||10||18||9|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||4||2||5|
|Fall from height||28||27||16|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||93||46||48|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||82||64||66|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||3||5|
|Struck by object||43||23||20|
|Trapped underneath something||2||2||0|
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Oxfordshire
When your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that the solicitor's legal costs are not payable. Should you win, the fees for your solicitor will be settled by the other party or their insurer.
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be deducted from your compensation settlement and is generally 25%.
Will there be any hidden fees?
Quittance promise that No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never have to pay the law firm's legal costs if your injury claim is unsuccessful. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information about the process. answers help you make the best decision.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with our online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a personal injury solicitor before making a decision, request a callback at a time that suits you or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.