Personal injury claims

Has your ability to work or daily life been affected by your injury? We're here to help.

You can make a no win, no fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

What happened?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

Please select how you were injured:

Can I make a claim?

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 to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other factors that could affect my right to claim?

Yes. In practice, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, including the specific details of the accident, whether there is an untraceable defendant or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.

If you would like to find out if you have a claim, speak to us now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Online Claim Checker.

Can I start an injury claim on behalf of a child?

Whether you were injured in a shop or park, at school, or in any other situation, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child, as a 'litigation friend'.

Read more:

Claim child injury compensation

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.

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.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

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.

Ivybridge road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Ivybridge are relatively common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1695 road accidents in Devon in 2021, including 1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatal accidents.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Ivybridge and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run, our road accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about starting a claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Ivybridge work accident claims

There were 3 fatalities and 647 other work accidents in Devon in 2021.

If you've suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as an office worker or a vet, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Ivybridge work accidents?

Work accidents in Devon (HSE)Reported Injuries
General12%
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0%
Machinery related injury8%
Exposed to explosion0%
Fire related1%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2%
Fall from height10%
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1%
Manual handling21%
Assault0%
Slip, trip or fall27%
Struck against2%
Struck by moving vehicle4%
Struck by object14%
Trapped by something collapsing0%

Ivybridge clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a private clinic or NHS trust covering Ivybridge.

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Claim clinical negligence compensation

Ivybridge public place injury claims

By law, an individual or organisation that owns or occupies a property has a responsibility for the safety of anyone who visits it.

Whether you were hurt on a station platform or on a pavement, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a public place, we can help.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Claim compensation for a serious injury

A serious or catastrophic injury is when the injury results in, long-term medical problems, lengthy or ongoing medical treatments, permanent disability or reduced life-expectancy. Serious injuries typically include brain injuries or amputations, but could also include other injuries such as eye injuries, bowel cancer and serious pharmaceutical error.

A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.

Read more:

Claim catastrophic injury compensation

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

Whenever you are ready, you can speak to a solicitor. They will address any questions you have, and will take care of each stage of the claims process until you recieve your compensation.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Ivybridge and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

  • 8am to 9pm weekdays
  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday
  • 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday

Call us for FREE advice on 0800 376 1001, or arrange a call back from a friendly, legally-trained advisor:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many Ivybridge injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Ivybridge and Devon every year.

A specialist solicitor will fight hard to settle your claim and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured due to a manager's negligence, in a road traffic accident or in a public park.

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.

Ivybridge solicitor reviews

All personal injury solicitors are regulated by the SRA. Although injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Personal recommendations and online reviews can make it easier decide which injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

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Personal injury lawyer reviews

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, 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 for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more:

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

Read more:

Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.

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?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor