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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.

How we can help

Each year, we help injured claimants in Didcot, Oxfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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 considerations?

Yes. In reality, several other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum or whether causation can be established.

Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online 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 Didcot

Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to claim injury compensation if they have been injured on Didcot's roads due to someone else's negligence.

Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our team can help. The Quittance guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Didcot

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

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Public place accidents

Health and Safety figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Wantage Rd and on Broadway.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, to make a complaint against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The long-term effect serious injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation. By relieving the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation enables people to prioritise recovery.

Quittance's network of solicitors correspond with insurance providers, the defendant's representatives and medical providers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from deep vein thrombosis to chemical poisoning.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Didcot 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, Didcot 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 Didcot, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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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FAQs

Have you won many injury claims in Didcot?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Didcot, Oxfordshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The contrast in the level of personal injury fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?26,577 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage might vary from ?15,946 to ?22,590.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals 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.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Didcot?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

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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 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.

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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