Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

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

How Quittance can help

We have helped injured people in Exmouth, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:

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.

Are there any exceptions?

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:

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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

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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Road accident claims in Exmouth

Drivers and other road users can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt on Exmouth's roads because of someone else's actions.

It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or were involved riding a cycle on Exmouth's roads, we're here to help. This guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about how to claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Exmouth

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

Whatever your job is, whether you had a fall or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More injury claim types

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.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Exmouth 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, Exmouth 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 Exmouth, 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

Starting a claim

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 is your track record of claims in Exmouth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Exmouth, Devon and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 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 are the road accident statistics in Exmouth

The panel of road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced 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.

Exmouth work accident statistics

The latest 2019 accident at work figures in the East Devon Local Authority (2013/14) reported in accordance with regulations by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in East Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Unspecified14
Machinery related3
Fire related (e.g. burns)1
Harmful substance related3
Fall from height13
Animal related3
Lifting44
Assault4
Slip, trip or fall26
Struck against4
Hit by vehicle2
Hit by object13
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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