Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Bovey Tracey, Devon and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:
- within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
- another person was negligent or at fault, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In practice, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the context of your injury, whether the defendant is uninsured or whether liability can be proved.
A short phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker.
Do I have longer to claim if injured as a child?
Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.
If you are the parent or guardian of an injured child, you can start a claim on their behalf, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
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:
Road accident claims in Bovey Tracey
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault in Bovey Tracey, or anywhere in England or Wales, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A compensation claim could be possible if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a car
- Rider or pillion on a motorbike
- Lorry, HGV or van driver or passenger
- Public transport user (bus or taxi)
- Cyclist or e-scooter rider
Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident, our specialist team are here. Our road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.
Bovey Tracey work accident claims
If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.
All employers owe their workforce a duty of care. Whether you sustained an injury when working as a hairdresser or a care home worker, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.
Bovey Tracey clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against any of the private clinics and NHS trusts covering Bovey Tracey, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon).
Bovey Tracey Occupiers liability injury claims
There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.
Whether your accident occurred on a public highway or in a restaurant, and the owner or occupier of the location was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in public, we can help.
Serious injury compensation claims
Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have an immediate and life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries, and skull or spinal fractures, and can also include other injuries and health conditions that significantly affect your life and ability to work.
Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Will I have to visit a solicitor's office to start a claim?
No.You will not need visit a solicitor's office. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical assessment, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery. Our personal injury solicitor panel helps claimants in Bovey Tracey, and across the UK.
Bovey Tracey 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.
Bovey Tracey 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 Bovey Tracey, Devon 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 Bovey Tracey 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
Have you helped many injury claimants in Bovey Tracey?
We assist 100's of injured claimants in Bovey Tracey and Devon every year.
Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured because of a coworker's negligence, on a bicycle or due to clinical negligence.
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.
Bovey Tracey 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. Online reviews and personal recommendations can make it easier to decide which solicitor is the right fit for you.
What are the road accident statistics in Bovey Tracey?
Official 2021 data recorded 1695 road accidents in Devon. 1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatalities occurred on Devon's roads in 2021.
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.
What are the work accident statistics in Bovey Tracey?
Per 100,000 workers, there were 211 non-fatal work accidents and 0.77 fatalities in Devon in 2021.
|Work accidents in Devon (HSE)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||1%|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2%|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||13%|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4%|
|Struck by object||15%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1%|
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*
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?
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.