Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Wantage, Oxfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:

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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

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:

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Wantage road accident claims

Drivers and other road users are entitled to start a claim for compensation if they have been hurt on Wantage's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or were involved in a motorbike accident, our specialist team are here. This useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Wantage

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you fractured a bone or have been exposed to asbestos, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Public place injuries

Recorded figures reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken arms happening on raised kerb stones are also common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred in the area.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, the panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to make a formal complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to silicosis.

Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

Wantage 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, Wantage 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 Wantage, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

What should I do next?

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Wantage?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Wantage, Oxfordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

Wantage solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews is a great place to start if you are mulling over which lawyer to pick.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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

What are the road accident statistics in Wantage

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wantage are relatively frequent. Police reporters 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 district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201.

The panel of accredited injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Wantage.

Wantage work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident information in the Vale of White Horse Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undetermined14
Electrical injury1
Machinery related injury4
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)2
Fall from height8
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)4
Manual handling30
Physical attack0
Slip, trip or fall40
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle0
Hit by object9

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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