Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Regardless of how you were injured by someone else's negligence, we are here to help you recover compensation.

How can we help

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:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Road accident claims in Bovey Tracey

Bovey Tracey cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are injured due to someone else's actions.

Whether you have been involved in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on Bovey Tracey's roads, our specialist team are here. The Quittance road accident compensation guide explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Bovey Tracey

If you have been injured because of your employer's actions or negligence, you have the right to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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, the 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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Bovey Tracey No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Bovey Tracey injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Bovey Tracey, Devon and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Experience matters

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Bovey Tracey

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.

What are the Bovey Tracey work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 accident at work information in the Teignbridge Local Authority (2013/14) are published under regulations by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined14
Machinery related injury2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)3
Fall from height (scaffolding)20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0
Manual handling30
Physical attack11
Slip, trip, fall same level36
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle6
Struck by object23
Trapped by something collapsing1

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can 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.

Taken from average case times, 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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early 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 before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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