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

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

How we can help you

Each year, we help injured people in Braunton, Devon and across the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or when the date of knowledge was.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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

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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Braunton road accident claims

Drivers have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Braunton's roads as the result of someone else's actions.

It does not matter if you have been hurt in a car accident on Braunton's roads, or were injured in a cycling accident, our guide to road accident claims explains what you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Braunton

If you have sustained an injury due to of your employer's negligence, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a roofer injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Health and Safety data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the Devon workplace. They are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Yelland Road and on the Quay.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial damages. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

The lasting effect of serious injury will be recognised by the Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

By relieving the stress a major injury imposes on a claimant and their dependants, an injury claim enables them to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

See: Serious injury compensation

Other types of claim

Braunton 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, Braunton 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 Braunton, 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

Starting a claim

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Braunton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Braunton, Devon and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Comparing injury solicitors in Braunton - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

What are the road accident statistics in Braunton

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Braunton are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.

Quittance's group of proficient no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum compensation for claimants injured in a car accident in Braunton.

Braunton work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work information in the North Devon Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in North Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Other17
Machinery related injury3
Explosion related (e.g. gas)0
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)1
Fall from height11
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)0
Manual handling36
Assault0
Slip, trip, fall same level35
Struck against6
Struck by moving vehicle1
Struck by object19

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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