Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you are based in Ilfracombe or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The lawyer should look at how each of these points will relate to your case.
Guidance for potential Claimants looking for a solicitor
In many cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
The contrast in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £15,008 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can range from £9,005 to £12,756.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
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.
Look into 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.
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Claims Quittance handles in Ilfracombe
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injuries in Ilfracombe and Devon. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Ilfracombe serious injury compensation
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.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
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.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped people, from members of the Royal Navy to hydrologists, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident figures for the North Devon local authority are listed under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in North Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||6||3|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height||10||15||11|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||28||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Struck by object||20||9||19|
Medical negligence in Ilfracombe
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. An example case could be a misdiagnosis compensation claim. Quittance's select panel of injury lawyers acting for Ilfracombe have been instructed on negligence cases made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital, St. Brannocks Park Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 8JF.
Road traffic accidents in Ilfracombe
Quittances network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have decades of experience in getting optimum awards for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Ilfracombe.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Ilfracombe are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,427.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to chromium related illnesses.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Ilfracombe
In the event that your compensation claim is won, the costs for your lawyer are settled by the losing party or their insurance company. When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means their legal fees are not payable.
100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay the law firm's legal fees if you do not win the injury claim. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Making the right decision depends on getting the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ section.
Ready to make your claim for compensation?
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 to commence a compensation claim, or you can start your claim online here.
If you have something else to ask or would like to discuss your options with a lawyer before starting, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.