Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Ilfracombe, Devon and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I qualify for personal injury compensation?
You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') 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. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or the quantum of the claim.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to injury compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker:
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 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 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
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
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:
Ilfracombe road accident claims
Ilfracombe cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to claim compensation if they have been injured due to someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision, or sustained an injury in a hit-and-run, our specialist team are here. Our expert guide explains how to make a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ilfracombe
Have you been injured at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through your employer's liability insurance.
However your injury occurred, whether you had a fall or have been exposed to toxic chemicals, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place accidents
Health and Saftey Executive figures show that slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury in the Devon workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on pavement cracks are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on West Rd and on Church St.
Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.
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More claim types
Quittance's team recognise the vital difference an injury claim can make to seriously injured claimants. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury imposes on a claimant and their family, a claim enables individuals to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of law firms work with doctors and health professionals, the Courts and insurance providers ensuring people impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.
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Ilfracombe 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, Ilfracombe 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 Ilfracombe, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
What experience do you have of winning claims in Ilfracombe?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Ilfracombe, Devon and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of people in Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.
Do you need to choose a local solicitor ?
The location of the firm is not important as cases are handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.
Ilfracombe personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.
Find out more Solicitor reviews
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.