Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Our specialist personal injury team are here to help, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.

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 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker.

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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Road accident claims in Chinnor

If you've been injured by another road user's actions or negligence, we can help you get the support and financial compensation you need for your recovery.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, we're here to help. Ourroad accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Read more:

Claim road accident compensation

Work injury claims in Chinnor

If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Whether you were injured or made ill when working as a site labourer or a motorcycle courier, our work injury claim guide shows you how to make a successful claim.

Read more:

Work accident compensation

Medical negligence claims in Chinnor

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

Public place accidents in Chinnor

Whether you were injured in a shopping centre or in a park, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.

Serious injury claims

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 you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Chinnor injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.

No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Chinnor, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your personal 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.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 you will have nothing to pay.

Read more:

Making a No Win, No Fee claim

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 Chinnor and cross the UK.

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

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 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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FAQs

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.

See How much can you claim?

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

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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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator