Updated: Wednesday, 27th July 2016
If you live in Barnstaple or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
In all cases, answers and useful advice can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
It can take many months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Do you need to go with a local solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not especially relevant as cases are usually run without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as you will be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Look into Barnstaple personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are weighing up which lawyer to work with.
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Cases we handle
Quittance's network of lawyers have represented individuals in Barnstaple and across Devon whose situations ranged and led to serious injuries including:
Road traffic accidents in Barnstaple
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Barnstaple are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,427.
Our group of expert no win, no fee injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Barnstaple.
Barnstaple serious injury claims
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
Quittance's panel of lawyers work hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Devon. They are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as something else like being struck by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (North Devon local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with street falls having occurred on Forches Avenue and on Boutport Street.
Medical and clinical negligence in Barnstaple
Clinical negligence (previously referred to as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Our expert panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Devon and Barnstaple have helped people with negligence legal action filed against NHS and private hospitals that include North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for Claimants, from bricklayers to architectural technologists, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness data in the North Devon local authority made available under legislation by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in North Devon Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||6||3|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height||10||15||11|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||28||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Struck by object||20||9||19|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle Barnstaple claims
If your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer means the lawyer's legal costs are not payable. Should you win, the fees for your lawyer are paid by the losing side.
Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms could impose additional costs if the case does not complete. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer detailed information helping people affected by injury determine whether to go ahead with a claim.
If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to start?
You can begin your claim for compensation online or call 0800 612 7456.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. Need more information? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.