Substandard medical care can change people’s life. If you’ve experienced negligent medical treatment, a claim for compensation may help to get your life – or that of someone in your family – back on track.

Understandably, when dealing with sensitive issues such as medical treatment, you want a personal service, and part of that is instructing a firm of solicitors local to you. So if you’re based in the Oxford area, and are looking for an expert team of specialist medical negligence solicitors to make a claim on your behalf, we’re ideally placed to help.

Our team in Oxford have made successful claims against various local hospital trusts, including Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust  and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We have also made successful claims against private hospitals and other private clinics throughout the region as well as GP practices.

Whatever the nature of your medical negligence claim, we can help, and have particular expertise in:

At Royds Withy King we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve. But what does this mean for you? It means that our experience puts us in the ideal place to understand just what is going on with you after your injury; it means that we know the financial pressures you and your family will be under, and will strive to relieve this as quickly and as best as we can; and it means that we understand the difficulties that come along with your injury, and where you can find the best treatment to live with the injuries you have suffered.

Unfortunately it is not always possible to restore life to exactly as it was before your injury, but our team have the specialist knowledge and experience to help you get as close as reasonably possible.

When might I have a claim for medical negligence?

If you have experienced medical care which has resulted in an injury, or a condition has been made worse as a result of treatment, then you may have a claim for medical negligence.

Ordinarily, a claim will need to be brought within three years of the alleged negligence, or three years from when you became aware of the alleged negligence.  However if you are bringing a claim for a child you will have until their 21st birthday to claim, and on behalf of an adult with mental difficulties there is no time limit.

Find out more about how we determine whether treatment has been negligent and all you need to know about making a claim in our comprehensive medical negligence guide here.

How much compensation might I receive for a claim?

The amount of compensation recovered for a claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered, so you will need to speak to us in order for us to advise you on this further.

However, for more information on how compensation is calculated, take a look at our guide here.

How can I pay for my claim?

We have a range of funding options for medical negligence claims, including ‘no win, no fee’ (also known as a conditional fee agreement) where – should your claim be unsuccessful – you will have nothing to pay.

Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

How long will a claim take?

We do our utmost to bring a claim to a conclusion as quickly as reasonably possible, but the amount of time it will take depends on a number of different factors. For example, should the person or organisation you are claiming against deny liability, the case could take longer to resolve.

Find out more about the timescales of making a claim here.


Where in Oxford is Royds Withy King’s office?

Our office is in North Bailey House on New Inn Hall Street, right in the heart of Oxford and very close to the new Westgate shopping centre.

Our full address is:

Royds Withy King
North Bailey House
New Inn Hall Street
Oxford
OX1 2EA

For directions and travel information please visit our office page here.

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