A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Wantage or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer can take you through these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Wantage

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from carpenters to tourism officers, to claim compensation. Accident information in the Vale of White Horse local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Vale of White Horse Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined262314
Electrical injury111
Machinery related injury494
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)212
Fall from height15138
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)364
Manual handling594230
Physical attack310
Slip, trip or fall523840
Struck against631
Struck by moving vehicle500
Hit by object10139

Read more about Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wantage

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Our 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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

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.

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

Clinical and medical negligence in Wantage

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, our 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

Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Wantage

Quittance recognise the change a successful claim will make to severely injured Claimants.

By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps individuals to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms have helped people receive damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious include radiation exposure and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more about No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Wantage No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Wantage and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Wantage, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

What to think about when choosing the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

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.

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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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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