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

If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

How we can help you

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Benson, Oxfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether a minor was injured or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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

Injury compensation calculator

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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Road accident claims in Benson

Drivers have a right to claim compensation if they are injured on Benson's roads as the result of another party's negligence.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Benson's roads, or have been involved in a motorbike accident, Quittance's guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Benson

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you injured your back or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

HSE data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the Oxfordshire workplace. They are typically connected to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken arms occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent incidents having occurred on St Martins Street and on Market Place.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By limiting the pressure a major injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows people to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided claimants receive compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from eye injuries to birth negligence.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Benson 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, Benson 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 Benson, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

How can Quittance help?

Our specialist solicitors have 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

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Benson?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Benson, Oxfordshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Will I need to select a local Benson lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not relevant as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Benson as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Read Benson solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews can be helpful when thinking about which solicitor to act for you.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 a broken leg, for example, ranges from ?14,520 to ?22,440 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What are the road accident statistics in Benson

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Benson are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,201.

Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Benson.

What are the Benson work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work accident statistics in the South Oxfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) collated under legislation by the HSE:

Work accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Other16
Electric shock injury0
Machinery related injury6
Explosion related0
Fire related0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)4
Fall from height7
Animal related1
Lifting25
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level38
Struck against2
Hit by vehicle1
Hit by falling object14
Crushed by something collapsing3

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 Quittance’s 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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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