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, Quittance Legal Services can help.

Our personal injury services

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 exceptions?

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 612 7456. 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 Eynsham

Eynsham drivers and other road users are entitled to claim injury compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's actions.

Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident on Eynsham's roads, or sustained an injury in a cycling accident, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Eynsham

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 are an employee, self-employed or even on a zero-hours contract, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident at work in Oxfordshire. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or a fire related accident. Public place (West Oxfordshire local authority) claims for injuries like bruised backs sustained on spillages are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened on Park Rd and on Market Square.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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 injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Industrial disease claims

Eynsham 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, Eynsham 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 Eynsham, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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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Frequently asked questions

Have you won many injury claims in Eynsham?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Eynsham, Oxfordshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Reviews for lawyers in Eynsham

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

For example the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded £25,727 for a serious wrist injury could conceivably vary from £15,436 to £21,868.

See - Compare solicitors

What are the road accident statistics in Eynsham

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Eynsham are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,201.

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 Eynsham work accident statistics?

The most recent 2019 work accident figures in the West Oxfordshire Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in West Oxfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General15
Electrical injury0
Machinery related5
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)0
Fall from height9
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)4
Lifting and handling injuries29
Assault3
Slip, trip, fall same level32
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle8
Hit by object7
Trapped underneath something0

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.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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