Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

Every year, we help injured claimants in Banbury, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK get compensation for:

Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) 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. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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

Calculate my 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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Banbury road accident claims

You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you were injured on Banbury's roads because of the negligence of another driver.

No matter if you have been involved as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash on Banbury's roads, our expert team are here. This guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Banbury

You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Official data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. These types of accident are often the cause of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or a river drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured vertebrae sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

More about Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their dependants.

A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant so they can focus on recovery.

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Banbury 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, Banbury 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 Banbury, 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

How we can help

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

Have the solicitors handled many claims in Banbury?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Banbury, Oxfordshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and factory accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Banbury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can differ.

Researching reviews can help build a picture if you are trying to decide which solicitor to pick.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

The difference in the level of success fees charged by firms is quite surprising.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £12,212 for scarring could conceivably vary from £7,327 to £10,380.

See : Get a personal injury quote

Will I need to choose a local lawyer?

The location of the solicitor is not especially critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a firm that has national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More : What is the process for attending a medical?

What are the road accident statistics in Banbury

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for people who have been injured in a road accident in Banbury.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Banbury are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Banbury region in 2013 included car crashes on the A422 and A4260 roundabout and on the A361 and B4035 roundabout.

Banbury work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident information in the Cherwell Local Authority (2013/14) are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Cherwell Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Other30
Electric shock injury0
Contact with machinery9
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)5
Fall from height16
Animal related (e.g. livestock)2
Lifting and handling injuries48
Physical assault9
Slip, trip, fall same level66
Struck against7
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object20
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor