Decades of experience helping accident victims

If your life or work has been affected by your injury, we can help.

If someone else was responsible for your accident or injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

How did your injury happen?

The claims process is different, depending on how and where you were injured. Personal injury solicitors tend to specialise in specific types of claim.

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Can I make a claim?

You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:

  • in the last three years (limitation) and
  • was caused by another party (causation) and
  • that party owed you a duty of care (liability).

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

Yes. Practically speaking, a number of factors can impact whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances, if there is an uninsured driver involved or whether your claim meets your chosen solicitor's risk assessment criteria.

We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were injured in a road accident, at the park, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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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.

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.

Honiton road accident claims

Department of Transport data reveals there were 1695 road accidents in Devon in 2021 (1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatal accidents).

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Honiton and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, this guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Honiton work accident claims

Per 100,000 workers, there were 211 non-fatal work accidents and 0.77 fatalities in Devon in 2021.

Have you have had an accident at work and your employer or another member of staff was liable? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a temp worker or a gardener, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Honiton work accidents?

HSE-reported work accidents in DevonReported 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%

Honiton clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Honiton, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon).

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Honiton public place injury claims

There is a legal duty on the owners (occupiers) of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors.

Whether your accident occurred on council-maintained land or when travelling on public transport, and the owner or occupier of the property was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Any major injury or long-term health condition that has had a life-altering impact may be referred to as a 'serious injury'. Examples include spinal or brain injuries.

Your solicitor will liaise with doctors, health professionals and insurance providers to ensure you receive the care you need. Serious injury compensation will help to reduce the impact of bills and other expenses, so you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Serious injury compensation

Will I need to travel to a solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.

If you decide to start a claim, you will speak to a specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will always be available to answer any questions, and they will keep you updated every step of the way.

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.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

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 Honiton 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:

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  • 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 Honiton injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Honiton and Devon every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured as a result of a negligent employer, in a car or motorbike accident or due to clinical negligence.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Honiton solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews can help you to decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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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