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

If you were injured or became ill due to another party's negligence, we're here to help.

What sort of injuries can I claim for?

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

Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. There are several other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether a child was injured.

We can give you a definitive answer over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online 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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Crediton road accident claims

Road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they are injured on Crediton's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.

It does not matter whether you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Crediton's roads, or have been hurt in a collision, our team are here. The Quittance expert guide explains how to make a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Crediton

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

No matter what you do for a living, whether you a site foreman hurt on site or an estate agent injured on a property viewing, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of injury claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

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

Industrial disease claims

Crediton 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, Crediton 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 Crediton, 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

We are here to help

Our specialist solicitors have 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 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

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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 Quittance’s 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.

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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