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Legal issues solved for those in the Thames Valley

According to official figures, there were 899 failed breath tests conducted by Thames Valley Police following road traffic collisions in 2014. Should you or a loved one suffer emotional or physical distress because of a road traffic accident, it could be grounds for legal action.

In such a situation, our lawyers, who can be found through the Thames Valley, can be of help. Just as they can in the event of personal law problems, such as dealing with the Court of Protection, or business litigation surrounding things such as intellectual property.

Whatever the area of speciality, we have a legal expert near you with the relevant experience, whether you live in Oxford, Reading, Swindon or Slough.

By you getting in contact, we can match you with a local solicitor after looking into your case.

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Why choose First4lawyers?

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Good ethics are everything to us. From seeking compensation for you to advising you on a personal or business legal matter, we only have your best interests at heart.

We have been awarded Personal Injury Claims Firm of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2015.

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We contribute to local charities because we believe it’s important to invest in the community.

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Our team of highly-skilled specialist solicitors excel in providing the expert legal advice you need.

Very professional, helpful, nothing is too much of a problem. Definitely company to which I'll return in the case of another accident.

JK, Gosport

A bit more information to help you

How much will my case cost?

Like anything, there is a cost associated with getting the best quality law services. However, First4Lawyers offers a range of charging structures depending on the type of legal help required.

Most accident, personal injury and medical negligence claims will be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis. All other personal, business, family and employment law is done on a private paying basis using the First4Lawyers price guarantee.

Why choose First4lawyers?

We have won multiple awards over the years for the level of service we provide. We pride ourselves on the fact that we offer clear advice and support without the legal jargon. Should you want to get in touch, our team of highly-skilled legal advisors will assess your individual legal needs on a case-by-case basis to ensure it is then dealt with by the right lawyer moving forward.

All initial enquiries are free of charge and our personal injury and medical negligence claims are offered on a 100% No Win No Fee basis. Any wider legal services are priced on a competitive basis and we’ll ensure you receive a clear and transparent estimate of costs before any work is undertaken.

If you have a question that’s we’ve not answered here, please visit our FAQs page.

Will my solicitor be local to me?

We believe in matching to expertise as opposed to post code, and whilst we try and find you the right solicitor in the right location we recognize this isn’t always possible.

Using First4lawyers you’ll be connected with the right specialist for your case, and with the help of modern technology and home visits we are confident you will get the right balance of service and convenience wherever you are.

If you have another question that you’d like to ask, visit our FAQs page.

We’ve seen many claims made in the Thames Valley area

Located in all the major towns through the Thames Valley, our expert solicitors have fought all types of claims. The statistics below show the rate at which local people sought compensation in 2014.

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Accidents At Work

Located near the popular town of Windsor and the busy M25 motorway, Slough’s roads appear to be host to more collisions than in many places elsewhere in the UK. In 2014, 13.4 claims were made per 100,000 people, compared to a national average of 9.8.

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Road Traffic Accident

Reading saw many claims because of legal issues around occupier’s liability. For every 100,000 people, 10 claims were made.

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Slips Trips and Falls

Across all types of claims, so including areas such as trips on council-maintained property and accidents at work, there were 22.8 per 100,000 people in Oxford.

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Industrial Disease

At very nearly double the national average of 0.76, in Swindon there were 1.3 claims made per 100,000 people due to industrial diseases.

Click though to our full Claims Map of the UK to browse the figures for yourself.

Helpful local institutions for you

Safe! Support for Young People Affected by Crime

Those aged between eight and 25 living in Oxfordshire or Berkshire can lean on Safe! if they’ve been affected by crime. It works to ensure all young people feel safe at home, school or work despite what may have happened to them. The phone number is 01865 582 495, while it can be emailed on safe@safeproject.org.uk, or visited at:

Safe!, Unit 9 – Standingford House, 26 Cave Street, St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1BA.

Reading Borough Council

Dealing with parking, benefits, social care, and much more, Reading Borough Council is responsible for a great deal in the local area. Should you need to make contact, you can ring on 0118 937 3787, or write to:

Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Foundation Trusts are at the centre of healthcare in every local area, and can be called upon to answer all kinds of queries. For those in and around Oxford, theirs is the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The John Radcliffe Hospital switchboard should be able to put you through if you want to ring, 01865 741166. Otherwise visit:

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chief Executive's Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU.

Wokingham Borough Council

For questions about local services like libraries and road maintenance in the Wokingham area, the local borough council should be your first port of call. Make contact by phone on 0118 974 6000, or by post using:

Wokingham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN.

Swindon Magistrates' Court

Swindon Magistrates’ Court deals with all kinds of offences in the local area, including driving violations. It can be found at the address below, or you can call on 01793 699 800, should you ever need information – for example, about a when a hearing is taking place.

Swindon Magistrates' Court, Princes Street, Swindon, SN1 2JB.

Reading Police Station

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Reading Police Station is one Thames Valley Police’s most important. The quickest way to report a non-emergency crime is to call 101, but you can do so in person if you wish:

Reading Police Station, Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7TH.

Citizens Advice Oxfordshire

Bureaux such as Banbury, Oxford and Didcot fall under the umbrella of Citizens Advice Oxfordshire, which provides neutral guidance for local people facing all kinds of problems, from education to tax to health.

Call 03444 111 444 to get in contact, otherwise the Oxford branch can be found at:

Oxford Citizens Advice Bureau, 95 St. Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DA.

Slough County Court and Family Court Hearing Centre

Money claims and cases involving children are just some of the types of hearings conducted at Slough County Court and Family Court Hearing Centre. Anyone can contact the court with a query about a hearing on 01753 690 300. In person, it can be found at:

Slough County Court and Family Court Hearing Centre, The Law Courts, Windsor Road, Slough, SL1 2HE.

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