Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
We have helped injured people in Sonning Common, Oxfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or where the injury occurred.
Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Sonning Common
Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they have been hurt on Sonning Common's roads due to someone else's negligence.
Whether you have been involved in a hit-and-run on Sonning Common's roads, or have been hurt in a car collision, we can help you take action. This useful guide sets out what you need to do to make a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sonning Common
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job - whether you are a scaffolder injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred in the area.
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to pesticide poisoning.
Further information: Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
We understand the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants.
We work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped people recover damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence and chemical poisoning.
Further information: Serious injury claims
Sonning Common No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Sonning Common injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Sonning Common, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have the solicitors handled many claims in Sonning Common?
We are a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Sonning Common, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including pedestrian accidents and building site accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
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.
Sonning Common personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
Do I need a local Sonning Common injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby law firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.
However, you should select a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
What are the road accident statistics in Sonning Common
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sonning Common are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,201.
Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Sonning Common.
Sonning Common work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 work injury data in the Reading Local Authority (2013/14) collated in accordance with regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Reading Local Authority (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||12|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||53|
|Hit by vehicle||8|
|Struck by object||14|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.