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

If either you or a member of your family have been hurt in an accident, we can help you make a compensation claim.

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We have helped injured people in Honiton, Devon and across the UK claim compensation for:

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).

Are there any other considerations?

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 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our 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 calculator

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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Honiton road accident claims

You can claim injury compensation if you were involved in an accident and injured on Honiton's roads due to a careless driver.

It does not matter whether you have been hurt in a car accident on Honiton's roads, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian, this guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident injury claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Honiton

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.

However your injury occurred, whether you had a crash or have been diagnosed with vibration white finger, our work injury claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

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.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

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

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

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

Other types of claim

Honiton 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, Honiton 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 Honiton, 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

Take the first steps towards compensation

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 experience do the 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.

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.

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?

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

What are the road accident statistics in Honiton

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.

What are the Honiton work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 work accident stats in the East Devon Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace 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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