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.

How we can help you

Each year, we help injured claimants in Devon, Devon and across the UK get compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the type of illness or injury, how close to the claim limitation date you are or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

Why not speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456 to find out if you have a claim. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Personal Injury 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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Devon road accident claims

Drivers, pedestrians and riders may be able to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured on Devon's roads as the result of another party's actions.

Regardless of whether you were involved in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a car collision on Devon's roads, our expert team are here. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Devon

If you were injured at work and someone else was to blame, you might be able to claim compensation.

Whatever your job, whether you tore a ligament or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

HSE figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in South West England. They are sometimes the cause of injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something or an animal related accident. Public place (Teignbridge local authority) claims for injuries like broken ankles happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Okehampton Rd and on Cowick St.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

Medical negligence is the term for when someone is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, to make a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to latex allergy.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Industrial disease claims

Devon 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, Devon 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 Devon, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

We are Quittance Legal Services

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Devon?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Devon and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Devon personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers can differ.

Researching online reviews can be enlightening if you are thinking about which lawyer to go with.

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Do you have to choose a law firm in Devon?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 network of medical professionals.

What are the road accident statistics in Devon

Quittance's panel of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in getting maximum damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Devon.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Devon are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.

What are the Devon work accident statistics?

The most up to date 2019 work injury stats for the Teignbridge Local Authority (2013/14) are detailed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority (HSE)Reported Injuries
Undefined14
Machinery related injury2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)3
Fall from height (scaffolding)20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0
Manual handling30
Physical attack11
Slip, trip, fall same level36
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle6
Struck by object23
Trapped by something collapsing1

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 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.

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.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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