A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Newton Abbot or anywhere in the country, we can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a Newton Abbot personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor will consider how your case will relate to each of these points.

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Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Newton Abbot

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to paediatric nurses, to seek financial compensation. Work accident information in the Teignbridge local authority 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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined231614
Machinery related injury672
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)513
Fall from height (scaffolding)81020
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)610
Manual handling493230
Physical attack6511
Slip, trip, fall same level604136
Struck against1123
Struck by moving vehicle236
Struck by object192223
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Newton Abbot

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

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

Slip and trip injuries

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.

Newton Abbot lawyers for serious injury claims

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Newton Abbot

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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Newton Abbot No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Newton Abbot and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Newton Abbot, from more minor injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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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.

Our 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.

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

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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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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