Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Each year, we help injured claimants in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- 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 points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or the quantum of the claim.
We would be happy to give you a clearer answer. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, 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
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 Chinnor
You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you were injured on Chinnor's roads due to a negligent road user.
Whether you were hurt in a collision on Chinnor's roads, or were injured as a pedestrian, we're here to help. Quittance's road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Chinnor
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Government statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Oxfordshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (South Oxfordshire local authority) claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on Keens Lane.
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information: Medical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person. Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant so they can focus on recovery. Our network of expert solicitors have for many years aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include lung disease, cerebral palsy and head injuries.
Further information: Serious injury compensation
Chinnor 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, Chinnor 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 Chinnor, 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.
Your questions answered
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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What experience do you have of claims in Chinnor?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to scaffolding accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The difference in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors often surprises prospective claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £24,098 for a moderate pain disorder could conceivably vary from £14,459 to £20,483.
Check Chinnor solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to select.
Find out more - Solicitor reviews
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.