A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Braunton or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Injury A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

In most cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your lawyer can take you through these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Braunton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from dental nurses to charities administrators, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work information in the North Devon local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in North Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other201817
Machinery related injury463
Explosion related (e.g. gas)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)301
Fall from height101511
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)130
Manual handling573836
Assault310
Slip, trip, fall same level412835
Struck against446
Struck by moving vehicle331
Struck by object20919

See: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Braunton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Braunton

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

Slip and trip 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.

Braunton serious injury compensation

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

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Braunton 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 Braunton and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Braunton, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their specialist knowledge.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

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

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.

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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