Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.
Our personal injury services
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Wallingford, Oxfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your injury or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. 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:
Wallingford road accident claims
Drivers, pedestrians and riders have a right to claim injury compensation if they are injured on Wallingford's roads as the result of someone else's carelessness.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run on Wallingford's roads, we are here to help. Our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Wallingford
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever you do for a living, whether you suffered a sprain or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (South Oxfordshire local authority) accident claims injuries like broken ankles suffered on raised flagstones are also common with street trips having happened in the area.
Medical negligence describes when someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure rather than financial compensation. For example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to make a complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more: Clinical negligence claim
More claim types
We recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. Quittance's network of lawyers fight to get compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for medical and care costs.
Read more: Catastrophic injury claims
Wallingford 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, Wallingford 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 Wallingford, 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.
Starting a claim
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 Wallingford claims?
Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Wallingford, Oxfordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.
Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.
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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Reviews for solicitors in Wallingford
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The diversity in the amount of personal injury fees charged by lawyers is enormous.
For example the amount retained by an injured person awarded £79,516 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can vary from £47,710 to £67,589.
Additional reading - How much can you claim?
Do you need to instruct a local Wallingford lawyer?
Going for a local lawyers office is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should select a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
What are the road accident statistics in Wallingford
Quittance's network of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the best awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Wallingford.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wallingford are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Wallingford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A4074 and B4009 junction and on the A4130 and A4074 roundabout.
Work accident statistics in Wallingford
The most up to date 2019 injury and illness statistics in the South Oxfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Saftey Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Machinery related injury||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||4|
|Fall from height||7|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||38|
|Hit by vehicle||1|
|Hit by falling object||14|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3|
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.