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.

What happened?

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.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

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.

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Child injury compensation claims

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Didcot

Per 100,000 workers, there were 183 non-fatal work accidents and 0.26 fatalities in Oxfordshire in 2021.

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.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are work accidents in Didcot?

HSE-reported work accidents in OxfordshireReported Injuries
Other13%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury5%
Explosion related0%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)3%
Fall from height6%
Animal related1%
Lifting21%
Assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level32%
Struck against2%
Hit by vehicle1%
Hit by falling object12%
Crushed by something collapsing3%

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).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

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.

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Public place accident claims

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.

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Claim serious injury compensation

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.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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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FAQs

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.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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**

*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?

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.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator