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

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How can we help

Every year, we help injured people in Budleigh Salterton, Devon and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

You should be able to make a compensation claim if you were injured:

  • within the last three years (except in the case of children), and;
  • another person was negligent or at fault, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident, when the date of knowledge was or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

A short phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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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Road accident claims in Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are hurt because of someone else's negligence.

Regardless of whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or have been hurt in a car accident on Budleigh Salterton's roads, Quittance's road accident compensation guide sets out everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Budleigh Salterton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work accident claim guide shows you how to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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.

More about Medical negligence claim

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

More about Serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Budleigh Salterton 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, Budleigh Salterton 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 Budleigh Salterton, 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

Free, no obligation advice

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

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Budleigh Salterton

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.

Work accident statistics in Budleigh Salterton

The most up to date 2019 accident statistics in the East Devon Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in East Devon Local Authority HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified14
Machinery related3
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance related3
Fall from height13
Animal related3
Lifting44
Assault4
Slip, trip or fall26
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle2
Hit by object13
Trapped by something collapsing1

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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