Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.

If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Eynsham, Oxfordshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

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

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I claim if I was injured as a child?

Claimants who were injured as a child have until their 21st birthday to make a claim on their own behalf. If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, at any time until the child's 18th birthday.

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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

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 Eynsham

Drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians all owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Eynsham work injury claims

You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you were injured or became ill working as an HGV driver or a welder, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Eynsham medical negligence claims

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from any of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Eynsham, including Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire).

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Eynsham public place injury claims

Owners and operators (occupiers) of publicly accessible premises have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone on their property.

Whether you have been injured on a public highway or on a wet floor at a supermarket, and another party was to blame, you could be able to claim.

If you've been hurt in an accident in a public area, we can help you.

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Claim compensation for a serious injury

Serious or 'catastrophic' injuries are those that can have a long-term impact on your life. Serious injuries typically include spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we recognise how important a successful injury claim will be towards supporting your recovery.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.Read more:

Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?

No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Eynsham, and across the UK.

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Eynsham 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.

Eynsham 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 Eynsham, 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.

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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.

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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 Eynsham 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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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Eynsham?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Eynsham and Oxfordshire every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a negligent employer or due to clinical negligence.

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Eynsham solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews can make it easier decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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What are the road accident statistics in Eynsham?

Accidents involving drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users in Eynsham are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021, including 742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatal accidents.

Quittance's network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in achieving maximum awards for people hurt in a road accident in Eynsham.

What are the statistics for work accidents in Eynsham?

Oxfordshire Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 591 non-fatal and 1 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 418 cases.

Oxfordshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General13%
Electrical injury0%
Machinery related4%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)0%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)3%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Assault3%
Slip, trip, fall same level28%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle7%
Hit by object6%
Trapped underneath something0%

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.

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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?

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor