Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

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

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We have helped injured people in Oxford, Oxfordshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

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:

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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

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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Oxford road accident claims

Oxford cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians may be able to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's carelessness.

No matter if you sustained an injury riding a cycle on Oxford's roads, or have been hurt in a collision at a junction, our useful guide sets out how to make a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Oxford

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's actions or negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or developed carpal tunnel syndrome, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Officially reported figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Oxfordshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrocution accident. Public place (Oxford local authority) negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with trips having happened on Cornmarket Street and on St Aldates.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to siderosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

We understand the vital change a compensation claim can make to severely injured claimants. We work for compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of solicitors have aided claimants collect compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and degloving injuries.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Oxford 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, Oxford 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 Oxford, 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.

Call us FREE 0800 612 7456 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Oxford?

We are a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Oxford, Oxfordshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Oxfordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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.

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Oxford?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will you need to choose a local Oxford lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will need to go to a medical examination.

More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £27,200 for severe shoulder injuries can range from £16,320 to £23,120.

See : How much can you claim?

What are the road accident statistics in Oxford

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest awards for claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Oxford.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oxford are reasonably common with a total of 1962 accidents (1635 slight accidents, 308 serious accidents and 19 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Oxfordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,201. 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.

Oxford work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 injury and illness figures for the Oxford Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Oxford Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other27
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)1
Machinery related8
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)2
Fall from height40
Injured by an animal0
Manual handling75
Assault5
Slip, trip, fall same level74
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle10
Struck by object25
Crushed by something collapsing2

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.

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.

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