A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Crediton or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Crediton, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Crediton-specialist solicitor.

How much compensation could I get?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Crediton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Crediton are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.

Our group of certified no win no fee legal advisors are experienced in getting maximum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Crediton.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Crediton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from carpenters to crown prosecution service lawyers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics in the Mid Devon local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Mid Devon Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related572
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)113
Fall from height (ladder)995
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)214
Manual handling401918
Slip or trip272426
Struck against211
Struck by moving vehicle063
Struck by object6138
Crushed by something collapsing011

See: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Devon workplace. Slips and trips are often the initiators of accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from height or a toxic substance accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Market St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Crediton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to make a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can advise on claiming compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from mesothelioma to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury solicitors acting in Crediton

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by insurers and the Courts when working out what a claim is worth.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided claimants claim compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from eye injuries to lung disease.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Crediton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Crediton and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Crediton, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Crediton?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people injured in Crediton, Devon and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the best one to represent you?

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

Usually, 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms is huge.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded ?28,335 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could vary from ?17,001 to ?24,085.

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Check Crediton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which solicitor to instruct.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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