A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Honiton or anywhere else in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an expert Honiton solicitor will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most suitable legal team to act for you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Honiton (according to the SRA database), how can you make sure you choose the ideal law firm for your needs?

Do you need to choose a local Honiton injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

More on : Will I have to attend a medical?

Look into Honiton solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can help build a picture when deciding which solicitor to choose and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers often surprises Claimants.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £79,210 for mesothelioma can vary from £47,526 to £67,329.

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Legal cases our panel of lawyers handles in Honiton and Devon

Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injury and illness in Honiton. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:

Road traffic claims

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Honiton are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,427.

Quittance's network of expert road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in securing optimum damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Honiton.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness ranging from bladder cancer to farmers lung.

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Devon and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Seaton Rd.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from building site contractors to heritage managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident statistics in the East Devon local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in East Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related593
Fire related (e.g. burns)011
Harmful substance related123
Fall from height191813
Animal related413
Slip, trip or fall382926
Struck against1074
Hit by vehicle312
Hit by object171413
Trapped by something collapsing011

Honiton lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the critical change a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

By reducing the pressure a serious injury puts on a Claimant, a successful claim allows individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors have aided families receive damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, deep vein thrombosis and mesothelioma.

Clinical negligence in Honiton

Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An illustration of this might be a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Honiton have been instructed on legal action made against hospitals including Honiton Hospital, Marlpits Road, Honiton, EX14 2DE.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Honiton

In the event that you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs. Were you to succeed in the injury claim, the fees for your solicitor are covered by the losing side (or their insurer).

Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise

Some firms may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

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Quittance give jargon-free information to help people affected by injury determine whether to go ahead.

Find more answers online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to begin your claim?

Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to begin a compensation claim, or begin your personal injury claim here.

If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor first, phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.