Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.

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Every year, we help hundreds of people in Kingsbridge, Devon and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Can I claim compensation?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or date of injury diagnosis) happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In reality, various other factors can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or whether there is an untraceable defendant.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker:

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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.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

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.

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

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:

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Kingsbridge road accident claims

If you have been involved in an accident and hurt on Kingsbridge's roads due to the carelessness of another driver, you should be able to claim injury compensation.

Regardless of whether you have been involved as a pedestrian on Kingsbridge's roads, or were hurt in a collision, we can help you take action. The Quittance useful guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Kingsbridge

If you have sustained an injury because of your employer's actions, you should be legally entitled to make a claim.

Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Accidents in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Kingsbridge No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Kingsbridge injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Kingsbridge, Devon and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

The Quittance Team

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

Have the 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.

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.

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.

See How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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

What are the road accident statistics 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.

What are the Kingsbridge work accident statistics?

The latest 2019 injury and illness stats in the South Hams Local Authority (2013/14) 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 AuthorityReported Injuries
General14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)0
Machinery related injury9
Exposed to explosion0
Fire related1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)2
Fall from height12
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)1
Manual handling25
Assault0
Slip, trip or fall32
Struck against2
Struck by moving vehicle5
Struck by object17
Trapped by something collapsing0

Can I claim for someone else?

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

If 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 on behalf of the injured person.

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

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

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

Taken from average case times, 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?

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

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

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

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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