Speak to a personal injury solicitor today
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
If you have been injured and you think it is someone else's fault, you could make a claim for financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK get the compensation they need.
How were you injured?
Your specialist injury solicitor will follow a specific process, depending on what caused your injury or illness.
For more information, see:
Do I have a claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or when the date of knowledge was.
A short phone consultation will let you know 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 Claim Checker.
What if I was injured as a child?
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child. Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can begin an injury claim at any time until you are 21 years old.
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:
Oxfordshire road accident claims
Accidents on Oxfordshire's roads are reasonably common. Department of Transport data shows there were 1044 road accidents in Oxfordshire in 2021 (742 slight accidents, 284 accidents and 18 fatalities). Accidents in Oxfordshire in 2013 included car crashes on the A44 and A34 roundabout and on the A4260 and A4165 roundabout.
All road users, including cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, owe a duty of care to all other users. If you have been injured as a result of the actions or negligence of another road user, you may be able to start a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a collision, or were injured as a pedestrian, our specialist team are here. Our guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.
Work injury claims in Oxfordshire
Per 100,000 workers, there were 183 non-fatal work accidents and 0.26 fatalities in Oxfordshire in 2021.
|Work accidents in Oxfordshire (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Electric shock injury||0%|
|Contact with machinery||4%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||2%|
|Fall from height||7%|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||22%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2%|
|Struck by object||9%|
|Trapped underneath something||0%|
You may be entitled to claim work accident compensation if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you suffered an injury when working as an HGV driver or a roofer, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.
Medical negligence claims in Oxfordshire
When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust covering Oxfordshire.
Occupiers liability accident claims in Oxfordshire
A compensation claim for an injury on property or land that is accessible to the general public is called a public liability claim.
Whether you were injured in a public park or on a station platform, and the owner or occupier of the property was responsible, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Serious injury compensation claims
Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include serious burns, complex fractures and head trauma, 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.
A claim will ease the financial burden, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury lawyers coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, so you get the rounded support you need.
Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?
When making a personal injury claim, you won't need to attend your solicitor's office at any stage.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation 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 Oxfordshire and cross the UK.
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Have you helped many injury claimants in Oxfordshire?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in a road traffic accident, due to a manager's negligence or during a negligent medical procedure.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.
Oxfordshire injury solicitor reviews
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Despite the strict professional standards that lawyers must meet, the quality of service they deliver can vary.
Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
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.
Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator
About the author
Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).