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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from occupational asthma to siderosis.
Further information: Industrial disease compensation 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
Oxford 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.
Oxford 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 Oxford, 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.
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.
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.
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
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 Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2|
|Fall from height||40|
|Injured by an animal||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||74|
|Struck by moving vehicle||10|
|Struck by object||25|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2|
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
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?
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.
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.
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.