A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Bovey Tracey or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much compensation could I get?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Bovey Tracey

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bovey Tracey are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.

Our network of skilled no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in getting the highest compensation for people injured in a car accident in Bovey Tracey.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Bovey Tracey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from metal workers to art therapists, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work information in the Teignbridge local authority are published under regulations by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined231614
Machinery related injury672
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)513
Fall from height (scaffolding)81020
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)610
Manual handling493230
Physical attack6511
Slip, trip, fall same level604136
Struck against1123
Struck by moving vehicle236
Struck by object192223
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Work accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Bovey Tracey

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To raise a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the Devon workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with street trips having happened on Exeter Cross and on Battle Rd.

Serious injury

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Damages should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors correspond with insurers and the Courts to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Bovey Tracey No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bovey Tracey and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Bovey Tracey and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Has Quittance won many injury claims in Bovey Tracey?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Bovey Tracey, Devon and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying a suitable injury lawyer for your legal matter is a critical step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Bovey Tracey (according to the SRA website) - how do you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to handle your case?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Bovey Tracey?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should be considered when checking Bovey Tracey solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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