A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Wheatley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • 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 solicitor should explain how each of these points will relate to your case.

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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Wheatley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to volunteer work organisers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident statistics in the Calderdale local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:

Work accidents in Calderdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other263623
Electric shock injury110
Machinery related injury251116
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. scars)111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)221
Fall from height (scaffolding)332519
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)304
Lifting and carrying905258
Assault12123
Slip, trip or fall736665
Struck against5810
Struck by moving vehicle365
Struck by object262827
Crushed by something collapsing211

See: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wheatley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Wheatley are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201.

Our panel of expert lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Wheatley.

See: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Reported figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common accident at work in Oxfordshire in 2015. They are typically connected to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having occurred in the area.

Wheatley lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the critical difference compensation will make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. By limiting the stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, a compensation claim allows individuals to concentrate on recovery. Our network of law firms have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include mesothelioma, brain tumours and cerebral palsy.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to vibration white finger.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Wheatley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Wheatley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Wheatley and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Wheatley and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their winning track record.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Wheatley?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Wheatley, Oxfordshire and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people across Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What issues to consider when selecting the best personal injury solicitor

Instructing a suitable PI lawyer to help you is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate law firm to act for you?

Injury lawyer reviews in Wheatley - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for loss of taste, for example, ranges from ?15,510 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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