Personal injury claims

If your life and ability to work has been affected by an injury, we can help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

What caused your injury?

There are several steps involved in making an injury claim. The steps involved will depend on how and where you were injured.

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Do I have a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

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

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether causation can be established.

A brief phone call will let you know whether you can claim. You will be under no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Online Claim Checker.

Can a child claim injury compensation?

If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct a solicitor to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.

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Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

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.

Road accident claims in Exmouth

Road accidents in Exmouth are quite common. Government data indicates there were 1695 road accidents in Devon in 2021; 1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatalities.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Exmouth, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Whether you were hurt in a collision, or injured when riding a bike, we're here to help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Exmouth work accident claims

In Devon, there were 211 non-fatal work accidents and 0.77 fatalities in 2021 (per 100,000 workers).

If you have sustained an injury at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a site labourer or a nurse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are work accidents in Exmouth?

Work accidents in Devon (HSE)Reported Injuries
Unspecified11%
Machinery related2%
Fire related (e.g. burns)1%
Harmful substance related2%
Fall from height10%
Animal related2%
Lifting34%
Assault3%
Slip, trip or fall20%
Struck against3%
Hit by vehicle2%
Hit by object10%
Trapped by something collapsing1%

Exmouth clinical negligence claims

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts covering Exmouth, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon).

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Clinical negligence compensation

Exmouth public place accident claims

Claims for injuries that occur on property or land owned by somebody else are called occupiers' liability claims.

Whether your accident happened when travelling by train or at a leisure centre, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in a public place we can help you make an injury claim for financial compensation.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury claims

Compensation claims for particularly severe injuries include amputations, paralysis and brain injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Compensation can ease the financial load and reduce stress, helping you and your family to focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors coordinate with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the rounded support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

You can talk to a legally-trained advisor about your accident or injury, before you choose to start a claim.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Exmouth and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many claimants in Exmouth?

Every year, we help hundreds of injury claimants in Exmouth, Devon and across the UK.

Whether you have been injured in a car collision or due to clinical negligence we can introduce you to the best personal injury solicitor for your needs.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Exmouth personal injury solicitor reviews

The SRA regulate the professional standards of all injury solicitors. Despite this, service levels do vary from firm to firm. Online reviews and recommendations from friends and family can make it easier select which solicitor is the right fit for your claim.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor