A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Ivybridge or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Key criteria

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In order to win a Ivybridge personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

How much compensation can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Ivybridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ivybridge are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,427.

Our network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in securing maximum awards for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Ivybridge.

Read more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Ivybridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from factory workers to land surveyors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data in the South Hams local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in South Hams Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General161714
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury449
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)422
Fall from height141012
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)401
Manual handling421825
Assault520
Slip, trip or fall373132
Struck against102
Struck by moving vehicle345
Struck by object142117
Trapped by something collapsing010

Read more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Devon. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place (South Hams local authority) cases for injuries such as pulled muscles happening on tripping on a street are also common with falls having occurred on Abbot Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from workplace cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a major impact on an injured person and their family. Our network of specialist solicitors fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Ivybridge

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award. You can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to make a formal complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Ivybridge 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 Ivybridge and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Ivybridge, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Ivybridge?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Ivybridge, Devon and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Devon get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is an important first step.

Ivybridge personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.

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The diversity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?26,586 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage can range from ?15,952 to ?22,598.

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Will you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.

You will need to go with a law firm that offers medical facilities near Ivybridge as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical examination.

More - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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