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 illness, 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.

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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.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make 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.

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.

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Work accident claims in Honiton

Worker injured in accident

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

See: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Honiton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Honiton

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. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation. You can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to raise a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

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.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

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.

Industrial disease

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

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Honiton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Honiton and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Honiton, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their professionalism and their track record in winning cases.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Honiton?

We are a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Honiton, Devon and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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