Personal injury claims help and support

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

If your injuries resulted from another person's actions or negligence, you may be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim.

What caused your injury?

The injury claims process varies according to how your injury happened.

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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.

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.

Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?

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 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Claim Checker.

Are claim rules the same if a child is injured?

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

As an injured child's parent or guardian, you can instruct an injury lawyer to start a compensation claim on behalf of the child until they turn 18 years old.

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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.

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.

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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.

Kingsbridge road accident claims

Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Kingsbridge are quite common. Official 2021 data recorded 1695 road accidents in Devon. 1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatalities occurred on Devon's roads in 2021.

All road users owe a duty of care to all other road users. If you have suffered a road injury in Kingsbridge, or anywhere else in the UK, we can help you claim the no win, no fee compensation you need.

Regardless of whether you were hurt as a pedestrian, or were hurt in a collision with another vehicle, we can help you take action. Our useful guide explains how to start a road accident compensation claim.

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Road accident compensation claims

Kingsbridge work accident claims

In 2021, there were 647 non-fatal work accidents and 3 fatalities in Devon, based on official records.

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

Whether your accident occurred while you were working as a gardener or an agency worker, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win, no fee claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Kingsbridge work accidents?

Devon work accidents (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%

Kingsbridge clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from one of the clinics and NHS trusts responsible for Kingsbridge.

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Clinical negligence compensation

Kingsbridge public place injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident occurred in a train station or on council property, and a third party caused your accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you've been in an accident in a public area, our panel of personal injury solicitors can help you.

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Claim public place accident compensation

Serious injury compensation

Serious injury claims, which are sometimes called catastrophic injuries or large-loss claims, include compensation for life-changing injuries like spinal and skull fractures, complex fractures and serious head trauma, and can also include other injuries and chronic conditions.

If you have suffered a serious injury, we understand the vital difference a successful claim can make.

Our panel of catastrophic injury lawyers will help coordinate with care professionals and insurance providers to ensure you get the best medical and financial support.

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Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?

Personal injury claims are carried out by phone, post and email, so there will be no need to travel to your solicitor's office when claiming compensation.

A friendly advisor will talk to you about what happened on a brief phone call. Your advisor can then confirm if you may have a claim, but there is no obligation to proceed.

When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.

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 Kingsbridge 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 Kingsbridge injury claimants?

We help 100's of injured workers, road users and other claimants in Kingsbridge 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 negligent diagnosis or in a car accident.

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.

Kingsbridge personal injury solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, service levels can vary. Online reviews will help you to find the right solicitor for your claim.

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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.

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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.

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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