Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Witney or anywhere in the UK, wecan can take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim has these key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
The lawyer will consider how your case will relate to the points.
Choosing the best injury lawyer
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Witney?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Will you need to go with a local Witney solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not very critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
You will need to instruct a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers is vast
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £31,097 for loss of hearing in one ear might vary from £18,658 to £26,432.
Injury compensation cases our panel of solicitors conducts in Witney
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Witney and Oxfordshire. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
We recognise the critical difference compensation can make to people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury.
By limiting the stress severe injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of law firms have helped Claimants collect damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from neck injuries to benzene poisoning.
Medical negligence in Witney
Medical negligence (more accurately referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is where there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Witney have assisted with claims brought against the health service including Witney Community Hospital, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JJ.
Road traffic accidents in Witney
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Witney are relatively frequent with statistics showing 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Accidents in the Witney region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B4022 and A4095 mini-roundabout and on the A415 and A40 roundabout.
Our group of certified lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for maximum awards for Claimants hurt in a car accident in Witney.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from members of the air force to traders, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the West Oxfordshire local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||5||2||0|
|Fall from height||11||11||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||6||2||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||41||18||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||45||34||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||8|
|Hit by object||14||5||7|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welders lung.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire and the UK. Slips and trips are typically lead to injuries categorised as something else for instance being struck by moving machinery or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred recently.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Witney
If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. When you succeed in the claim, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the other side.
A success fee can be charged by solicitors serving Witney that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be deducted from the compensation settlement and is in most cases 25 percent.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about claiming compensation
Before you choose a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about the process. Information helps you to make the best decision for your future.
Get answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in the frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
You can start a compensation claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a specialist lawyer.
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