Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

If you've been injured in an accident, we can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

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 612 7456. You can also 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 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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Brixham road accident claims

Brixham cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians are entitled to claim compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.

It does not matter whether you sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash on the motorway, Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

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.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall from height or developed RSI, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other injury claim types

Injuries in a public place

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Devon workplace. These types of accident are frequently the cause of accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by moving machinery or a fall from a ladder. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Riverside Road and on Churston Broadway.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Brixham 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, Brixham 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 Brixham, 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 fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Speak to an expert

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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FAQs

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

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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.

Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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