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

If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

How did your injury occur?

Depending on how your injury happened, the compensation claims process will vary. A specialist solicitor will guide you through the stages of making a claim.

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Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

The basic 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.

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. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the circumstances of your injury, where the injury occurred or whether causation can be established.

Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our 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.

Kidlington road accident claims

Road accidents in Kidlington are quite common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021, including 742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatalities.

If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Kidlington, 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 been hurt in a crash at a junction, or have suffered an injury in a motorbike accident, our team are here. Our guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

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Claim road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Kidlington

In 2021, there were 591 non-fatal work accidents and 1 fatalities in Oxfordshire, based on official records.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whether you were injured while working as a delivery driver or an agency worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident compensation claims

How common are Kidlington work accidents?

Oxfordshire work accidents (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other14%
Electric shock injury0%
Contact with machinery4%
Fire related0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)2%
Fall from height7%
Animal related (e.g. livestock)1%
Lifting and handling injuries22%
Physical assault4%
Slip, trip, fall same level30%
Struck against3%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Trapped underneath something0%

Clinical negligence claims in Kidlington

When a patient suffers an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, 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 Kidlington.

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Clinical negligence compensation claims

Public place accidents claims in Kidlington

UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.

Whether your accident happened on a public highway or in a supermarket, 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

Compensation for serious injuries

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like head or spinal injuries, and can also include other long-lasting injuries and chronic illness.

If your life, or the life of a family member, has been affected by a serious injury, we can help.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with medical professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the care and financial support you need.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

You can begin with a free phone consultation with a legally-trained advisor. Your advisor will set out your options for compensation, and there is no obligation to proceed.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until 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 Kidlington 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

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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FAQs

Has Quittance helped many claimants in Kidlington?

Whether you live in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

Whether your injury occurred in a car or motorbike accident or due to clinical negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.

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.

Kidlington personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary.

Online reviews and word of mouth will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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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