Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you live in Cullompton or anywhere in the country, our lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Your lawyer will discuss each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.
How to choose the best lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £9,389 for a fractured femur could vary from £5,633 to £7,980.
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Reviews for injury lawyers in Cullompton
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Will you need to go with a local Cullompton solicitor ?
The location of the solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
What kinds of claims do you handle in Cullompton?
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped Claimants in Cullompton and throughout Devon whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Slips and trips
HSE figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Mid Devon local authority) compensation claims for injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Old Village and on Fore St.
Cullompton specialists for serious injury compensation
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a compensation claim makes to people who have been impacted by severe injury. By reducing the pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables Claimants to focus on their rehabilitation.
Clinical negligence in Cullompton
Clinical negligence (once referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury results from a breach of duty by a medical provider. An example might be a delayed diagnosis compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Cullompton have been instructed on legal cases brought against healthcare providers that include Tiverton and District Hospital, Kennedy Way, Tiverton, EX16 6NT.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from lathe operators to conference organisers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the Cullompton local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Mid Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9||9||5|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||1||4|
|Slip or trip||27||24||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||6||3|
|Struck by object||6||13||8|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from mesolthelioma to farmers lung.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our panel of best of breed lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Cullompton.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Cullompton are quite common with statistics showing a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,427.
Cullompton No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
When your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees. Should your injury claim be won, the legal costs must be settled by the other party or their insurance company.
100% No Win, No Fee
Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. Information can help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Get started today
Once you have made the choice to get underway, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using the contact form here.
Speak to Quittance's team to discuss your claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.