A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Budleigh Salterton or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Budleigh Salterton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of expert legal advisors have years of experience in getting optimum damages for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Budleigh Salterton.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Budleigh Salterton are not uncommon with 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,427.

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Work accident claims in Budleigh Salterton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants injured at work, from office workers to automotive engineers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the East Devon local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in East Devon Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related593
Fire related (e.g. burns)011
Harmful substance related123
Fall from height191813
Animal related413
Slip, trip or fall382926
Struck against1074
Hit by vehicle312
Hit by object171413
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Other claims

Budleigh Salterton serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the difference injury compensation will make to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Our panel of solicitors fight for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent accident at work in Devon. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place cases for injuries such as strained muscles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Littleham Rd and on High St.

Clinical negligence in Budleigh Salterton

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

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Budleigh Salterton 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 Budleigh Salterton and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Budleigh Salterton, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Budleigh Salterton?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Budleigh Salterton, Devon and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 to choose the best lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate injury solicitor to act for you is an important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your accident.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Budleigh Salterton, how can you make certain you instruct the best one for your case?

The difference in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?27,066 for complicated leg fractures can vary from ?16,240 to ?23,006.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Budleigh Salterton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Will I have to choose a lawyer 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.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

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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