Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
Have you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries? Has your daily life been affected? If so, our team can help.
If your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people in Brixham, Devon and across the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether the claim is considered to be low-quantum.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.
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:
Brixham road accident claims
If you've been injured in a road traffic accident in Brixham, or anywhere else in the UK, we understand the pain and suffering you may be going through. If your injuries were caused by another driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other road user, you may be entitled to claim no win, no fee compensation.
It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, our useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.
Work accident claims in Brixham
If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whether you were injured while working as a vet or a vehicle technician, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win, no fee claim.
Clinical negligence claims in Brixham
Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Public place accidents in Brixham
Whether you have been injured in a supermarket or in a public park, and someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in public, we can help you make a public place accident claim for financial compensation.
Serious injury claims
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on a claimant and their dependants. By relieving the financial stress serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a claim enables them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be serious and catastrophic include dioxin poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and back injuries.
Brixham 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.
Brixham 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 Brixham, 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 Brixham 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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
What experience do you have of winning claims in Brixham?
We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Brixham, Devon and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and pedestrian accidents.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 medical network.
Brixham personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers can vary enormously.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs and which considerations are most important to you.
Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews
The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is huge.
E.g. the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of £18,210 for work-related upper limb disorders can vary from £10,926 to £15,479.
Further reading How to compare personal injury fees
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.
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.
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*
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?
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.
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.
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.