Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Exmouth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
To win a Exmouth personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Your solicitor can take you through these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to find the best injury lawyer for your compensation claim
It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Exmouth personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers can vary significantly.
Reading reviews is a great place to start when attempting to decide which lawyer to instruct.
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Are Exmouth Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £40,480 to £56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What types of claims do you handle in Exmouth and Devon?
Our panel of experienced solicitors have helped Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from catering assistants to fisheries officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work figures in the East Devon local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in East Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance related||1||2||3|
|Fall from height||19||18||13|
|Slip, trip or fall||38||29||26|
|Hit by vehicle||3||1||2|
|Hit by object||17||14||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesolthelioma to asthma caused by latex.
We recognise the critical difference compensation makes to people impacted by severe injury.
The Quittance team fight to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have for many years aided people affected by severe accidents. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include chemical burns and deep vein thrombosis.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in obtaining the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Exmouth.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Exmouth are 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.
Slips and trips
Recorded data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Devon workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place (East Devon local authority) claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on the Strand and on Rivermead Avenue.
Clinical negligence in Exmouth
Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is where an injury or illness is associated with a failing by a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Exmouth have worked on clinical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Exmouth Hospital, Claremont Grove, Exmouth, EX8 2JN.
Exmouth No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Lawyers looking after injury claims in Exmouth work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from charging you any legal fees if the case is lost.
A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be taken from the Claimant's award and is usually 25%.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. Information will help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get additional information without needing to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Get your claim for compensation started
When you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using the contact form here.
If you need a specific question answered, request a callback at a convenient time or contact on 0800 612 7456.