A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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 much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Cullompton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Other9148
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Cullompton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other injury claims

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.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to farmers lung.

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Clinical negligence in Cullompton

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

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Cullompton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Cullompton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Cullompton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Cullompton?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Cullompton, Devon and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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