Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
Every year, we help injured people in Bicester, Oxfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to make a compensation claim if you sustained an injury:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other considerations?
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 type of illness or injury or whether the defendant is uninsured.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- 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:
Road accident claims in Bicester
Bicester cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they are injured because of another party's actions.
Whether you were hurt in a collision, or have been involved in a hit-and-run on Bicester's roads, we are here to help. This road accident claim guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Bicester
Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place accidents
Reported statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire in 2015. They are often the cause of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as facial scarring experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with street trips having happened on Sheep Street and on Sheep St.
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers rather than financial damages. For example, to make a formal complaint against South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Northern House, 7 - 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire.
More claim types
The long-term impact a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining compensation. The panel of specialist solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including damages for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Our network of solicitors have aided people affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious include back injuries and serious pharmaceutical error.
Bicester 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, Bicester 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 Bicester, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
How much experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Bicester?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bicester, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Oxfordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, 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.
Will I need to instruct a local Bicester injury lawyer?
The location of a solicitor is not so important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as you will usually need to attend an independent medical examination.
What should be considered when comparing Bicester solicitor reviews?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
The difference in the amount of success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant accepting a settlement of £14,083 for severe toe injuries might vary from £8,450 to £11,971.
Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What are the road accident statistics in Bicester
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bicester are quite common with statistics showing a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. Incidents in the Bicester area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A4095 and B4100 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A41 and A4421 roundabout.
Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Bicester.
Bicester work accident statistics
The latest 2019 work injury figures for the Cherwell Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:
|Workplace accidents in Cherwell Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0|
|Contact with machinery||9|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||5|
|Fall from height||16|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||66|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5|
|Struck by object||20|
|Trapped underneath something||0|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.