Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How we can help you

We have helped injured people in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Am I entitled to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether liability can be proved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant 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 Chipping Norton

If you were hurt in an accident on Chipping Norton's roads because of the actions of another road user, you should be able to start a claim for compensation.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision, our expert team are here. This road accident compensation claim guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Chipping Norton

If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you might be able to claim compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you are an ambulance driver injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

HSE data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries like fractured ankles happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Market St and on High Street.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

The lasting effect of serious injury is acknowledged by the Courts when they are determining compensation. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim allows individuals to prioritise rehabilitation. The panel of lawyers for many years have aided claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Chipping Norton 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, Chipping Norton 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 Chipping Norton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Get answers

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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FAQs

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Chipping Norton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike pillion passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Read Chipping Norton solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer to select and which considerations are most important to you.

See Quittance reviews

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £80,997 for deafness can vary from £48,598 to £68,847.

More information : Get a personal injury quote

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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