Kingsbridge Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
Can I make a compensation claim?
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
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
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
What are the criteria for making a 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.
How much compensation could I get?
The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.
Road traffic accident claims in Kingsbridge
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.
Find out more: Road accident compensation claims
Work accident claims in Kingsbridge
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|
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Other claims handled by Quittance
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.
Find out more: Serious injury claims
Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Find out more: Industrial disease claims
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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Kingsbridge
When a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than financial damages. For example, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Find out more: Medical negligence claim
Kingsbridge 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 Kingsbridge and across the UK.
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Meet the QLS team
Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Kingsbridge and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.
Have Quittance solicitors handled many Kingsbridge claims?
Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Kingsbridge, Devon and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and accidents due to poor road conditions.
With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.
Frequently asked questions
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.
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.
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