Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.
We have helped injured claimants in Dawlish, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- 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, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or whether a child was injured.
A short phone consultation will tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
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:
Dawlish road accident claims
You have a right to start a claim for compensation if you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Dawlish's roads due to another driver's behaviour.
No matter if you have suffered an injury in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Dawlish's roads, our team can help. Our guide to road accident compensation claims sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Dawlish
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.
Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events rather than a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.
More about Medical negligence compensation claims
Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.
More about Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
We recognise the vital change a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants.
Damages should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant so they can prioritise recovery.
Our network of specialist law firms for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious include poisoning, degloving injuries and major surgical negligence.
More about Serious injury compensation claims
Dawlish 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, Dawlish 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 Dawlish, 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.
What should I do next?
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do your solicitors have of injury claims in Dawlish?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Dawlish, Devon and across the UK, get compensation.
Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to public place accidents.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process 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.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Dawlish?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Will you need to select a local injury lawyer?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially important as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.
However, you should instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near Dawlish as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.