Our Personal Injury Services
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent road user, employer or anyone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured people in Oxford, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they deserve.
The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.
Please select how you were injured:
Will I be able to make a claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. Practically speaking, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
A short phone call will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury Claim Checker.
Can a child claim injury compensation?
Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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:
Oxford road accident claims
Road accidents in Oxford are reasonably common. Official 2021 data recorded 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire (742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatalities). Accidents in the Oxford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A420 and B480 roundabout and on the roundabout of the B4495 and B4150 mini-roundabout.
All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Oxford, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.
Whether you sustained an injury riding a bike, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our useful guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.
Oxford work accident claims
In 2021, there were 152 non-fatal work accidents and 0 fatalities in Oxford, based on official records.
|Oxford work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1%|
|Fall from height||15%|
|Injured by an animal||0%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||27%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||9%|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1%|
If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you may be legally entitled to make a claim.
Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a vehicle technician or a baggage handler, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.
Oxford clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Oxford.
Oxford Occupiers liability injury claims
UK law states that owners (occupiers) of premises are liable for the safety and welfare of all visitors.
Whether your accident occurred on council property or in a restaurant, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.
Compensation for serious injuries
A catastrophic injury describes any case where a claimant's quality of life is has been so affected that they must make long-term or permanent changes to their daily life. Examples include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.
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.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
There is no need to visit your solicitor's office in person if you are thinking about making a claim.
You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.
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.
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 Oxford and cross the UK.
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- 8am to 9pm weekdays
- 9am to 6pm on Saturday
- 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many claimants in Oxford?
Whether you live in Oxford, Oxfordshire, or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Whether your injury occurred in a public place or due to a manager's negligence we will ensure your case is handled by an expert, specialist solicitor.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Oxford personal injury solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family will make it easier to find the right solicitor for your claim.
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.
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.