Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Kingsbridge or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within a three-year window.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Getting your claim started sooner will enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Guidance for potential Claimants searching for a solicitor
Selecting the most suitable legal representation for your case is a crucial step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Kingsbridge (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how can you ensure you instruct the best firm for your needs?
Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is less relevant as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a company that has medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
The contrast in fees charged by law firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded £12,232 for scarring can range from £7,339 to £10,397.
Check Kingsbridge solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to instruct.
Read more Quittance reviews
Injury compensation claims our network of solicitors conducts
Our panel of lawyers assist Claimants receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to investment analysts, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness statistics in the South Hams local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Hams Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||4||4||9|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||4||2||2|
|Fall from height||14||10||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||0||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||37||31||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||4||5|
|Struck by object||14||21||17|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||0|
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent accident in the Devon workplace. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred in the local area.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Kingsbridge.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kingsbridge are relatively common with a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.
Medical and clinical negligence in Kingsbridge
Clinical negligence (at one time known as medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is associated with a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Devon and Kingsbridge have helped Claimants with negligence claims brought against local hospitals that include Dartmouth Community Hospital, South Embankment, Mansion House Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BD.
Serious injury experts handling cases in Kingsbridge
The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family.
Damages should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors have for many years helped Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries.
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Kingsbridge No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
CFAs, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard injured Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors warrant No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay any of the lawyer's costs should your injury claim is unsuccessful.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. Answers can help you make the best decision.
Find additional information without needing to call a law firm. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start your compensation claim?
You can start your personal injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
If you have something else to ask or would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.