Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Northam, Devon and across the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you should be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury, when the date of knowledge was or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Instant Claim Checker:
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
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:
Northam road accident claims
Drivers have a right to claim injury compensation if they have been injured on Northam's roads as the result of someone else's negligence.
It does not matter whether you were hurt in a collision on Northam's roads, or were injured in a hit-and-run, our guide to road accident compensation claims explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Northam
Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer, or another member of staff, was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.
No matter what you do for a living, whether you or a mechanic injured in a garage, our work injury claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.
Read more about Medical negligence claims
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Read more about Industrial disease claims
More injury claim types
The effect serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating a claim. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery.
Quittance's panel of expert solicitors communicate with the Courts, medical experts and insurers ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy, chemical burns and brain injuries.#N/A
Read more about Serious injury claims
Northam 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, Northam 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 Northam, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Northam?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Northam, Devon and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.
The solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
Will I need to select a local Northam injury lawyer?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not so relevant as cases are normally run remotely.
It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.
Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?
Northam personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.
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.
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.
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*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
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.
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.
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.