Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?

We can help you to claim compensation for any pain, suffering and financial losses.

How we can help you

We have helped injured claimants in Newton Abbot, Devon and across the UK get compensation for:

Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are legally entitled to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

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

Are there any exceptions?

Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Personal Injury 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

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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Road accident claims in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot drivers and other road users have the right to claim compensation if they are injured due to someone else's negligence.

It does not matter if you were hurt in a collision on the motorway, or have been involved in a hit-and-run, we can help. The Quittance guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Newton Abbot

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

Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you tripped in an office, our guide to work accident claims shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Devon and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a falling object or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like sprained wrists occurring on spillages are also quite prevalent with slips having happened on Fore St and on Exeter Rd.

Public place accident claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from dermatitis claims to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Industrial disease claims

More claim types

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when calculating injury compensation. We work to get the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's network of lawyers have helped claimants collect damages for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to asbestos-related disease.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Other types of claim

Newton Abbot 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, Newton Abbot 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 Newton Abbot, 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

We are here to help

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

What is your track record of handling claims in Newton Abbot?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people in Newton Abbot, Devon and across the country, get compensation.

The solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More details - Do you have a medical centre in or near Newton Abbot?

The contrast in the amount of success fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £19,278 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems might vary from £11,567 to £16,386.

See How to compare personal injury solicitors

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Newton Abbot

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

What are the road accident statistics in Newton Abbot

Our group of certified litigators have years of experience in obtaining optimum damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Newton Abbot.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newton Abbot are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,427.

Newton Abbot work accident statistics

The most up to date 2019 work accident information in the Teignbridge Local Authority (2013/14) are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
Undefined14
Machinery related injury2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)3
Fall from height (scaffolding)20
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)0
Manual handling30
Physical attack11
Slip, trip, fall same level36
Struck against3
Struck by moving vehicle6
Struck by object23
Trapped by something collapsing1

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.

Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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