A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Thame or anywhere in the UK, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In most cases, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, a short, free consultation with an injury lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Thame

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Thame are common with a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201.

Quittance's network of professional injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Thame.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Thame

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed and employed claimants, from scaffolding erectors to technical sales engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the South Oxfordshire local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury746
Explosion related010
Fire related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)224
Fall from height16137
Animal related211
Slip, trip, fall same level542538
Struck against722
Hit by vehicle131
Hit by falling object191214
Crushed by something collapsing203

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Thame

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to toluene exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Thame specialists for serious injury claims

The impact of a serious injury will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay.

By relieving the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim allows claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers communicate with medical providers and the Courts ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically related to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a lake drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on pavement cracks are also common with street falls having happened recently.

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Thame and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Thame?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Thame, Oxfordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to industrial disease.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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.

Help for injured people searching for a solicitor

Selecting the best solicitors' practice to represent you is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Thame (SRA 2015 figures) - how can you ensure you choose the best firm for your case?

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Thame?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The diversity in the level of fees between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?12,084 for mild asthma could vary from ?7,250 to ?10,271.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

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

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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