Years of experience helping injured claimants
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we're here to help.
You can make a compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis. If your injury claim is unsuccessful you won't have to pay any money to your solicitor.
Each year, we help injured claimants in Didcot, Oxfordshire and across the UK get the compensation they need to fund their recovery.
There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.
Please select how you were injured:
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.
Can I claim compensation on behalf of a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf.
If you were injured when you were under 18 years old, you have until your 21st birthday to make claim.
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.
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 Didcot
Department of Transport data shows there were 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021, including 742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatalities. Accidents in Didcot in 2013 included collisions on the A4130 and B4493 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4130 and B4016 junction.
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Didcot, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our team can help. Our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about how to get started.
Work accident claims in Didcot
Per 100,000 workers, there were 183 non-fatal work accidents and 0.26 fatalities in Oxfordshire in 2021.
|HSE-reported work accidents in Oxfordshire||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Machinery related injury||5%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||3%|
|Fall from height||6%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||32%|
|Hit by vehicle||1%|
|Hit by falling object||12%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3%|
If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were injured while working as a vehicle technician or a baggage handler, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Didcot
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. We can help you make a claim against any of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Didcot, including Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire).
Public place accidents claims in Didcot
UK law imposes a duty of care on property owners and operators (occupiers) to ensure that their property is safe for anyone visiting the premises.
Whether you have been injured in a park or in a restaurant, and a third party was responsible, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Life-changing injuries that have long term or debilitating effect on your life are referred to as 'serious' injuries. These injuries typically include spinal or brain injuries.
Personal injury solicitors understand the importance of focussing on treatment and recovery. Your solicitor will take care of the legal process and will coordinate with medical professionals and insurance companies at every stage of the claim.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
Once you do start your claim, a specialist solicitor will take you through each step. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, from your initial questions to the day you recieve your compensation.
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 Didcot and cross the UK.
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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
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Has Quittance helped many Didcot injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Didcot, Oxfordshire, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt due to your employer's negligence, in a bicycle accident or due to clinical negligence, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
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.
Didcot solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably.
Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
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**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
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.