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Has your life or ability to work been affected by your injury? Our personal injury specialists can help.

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

What caused your injury?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

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.

How long does a child have to start a claim?

Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can act as a 'litigation friend' and instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of your child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Banbury road accident claims

Department of Transport data reveals there were 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021 (742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatal accidents). Incidents in the Banbury region in 2013 included car crashes on the A422 and A4260 roundabout and on the A361 and B4035 roundabout.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Banbury, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or have been hurt in a crash, our expert team are here. This guide explains how to make a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Banbury work accident claims

There were 1 fatalities and 591 other work accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021.

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

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a lifeguard or a plumber, our guide to work accident claims explains your rights and to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Banbury work accidents?

HSE-reported Oxfordshire work accidentsReported Injuries
Other14%
Electric shock injury0%
Contact with machinery4%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)2%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting and handling injuries22%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip, fall same level30%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped underneath something0%

Banbury clinical negligence claims

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. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Banbury, including Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Banbury public place injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether your accident occurred on public transport or in a gym, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you or a family member has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term or permanent effect on a claimant's life. Serious injuries typically include head or spinal injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Banbury and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Banbury?

Whether you live in Banbury, Oxfordshire or elsewhere, we can help you to make no win, no fee injury claim.

Whether your injury occurred due to a negligent diagnosis or in a car or bike accident our team will make sure your claim is handled by a specialist injury solicitor.

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 personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and personal recommendations will make it easier to choose the best injury lawyer for your needs.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor