Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Our personal injury experts are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

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).

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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.

How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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:

How much can I claim?

Wallingford road accident claims

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Wallingford and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, we are here to help. Our guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Read more:

Road accident compensation claims

Wallingford work accident claims

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.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a police officer or a builder, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Work accident claims

Wallingford clinical negligence claims

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

Wallingford public place accidents

Whether your accident occurred in a park or in a supermarket, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

Claim compensation for a serious injury

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 you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Wallingford injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Wallingford, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Wallingford and cross the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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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
Other16
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury6
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)4
Fall from height7
Animal related1
Lifting25
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against2
Hit by vehicle1
Hit by falling object14
Crushed by something collapsing3

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor