Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick and someone else was at fault, we can help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Ottery St Mary, 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 knowledge') happened.
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury 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:
Road accident claims in Ottery St Mary
You may be able to start a claim for compensation if you suffered an injury on Ottery St Mary's roads as the result of another road user's negligence.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a car accident, or have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, the Quittance guide to road accident compensation claims explains what you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Ottery St Mary
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any other losses or expenses.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our guide to work accident claims shows you how to make a successful no win no fee claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Devon. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having happened on West Hill Road and on Mill St.
Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from dermatitis claims to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims
More claim types
The impact of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining a claim. The panel of solicitors work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors engage with doctors and health professionals and insurance providers ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious range from poisoning to serious pharmaceutical error.
Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims
Ottery St Mary No Win, No Fee solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects you by ensuring that you will not need to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. No Win, No Fee agreements are also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Ottery St Mary injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront with a CFA.
No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our panel of No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ottery St Mary, Devon and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your personal 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 you will have nothing to pay.
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 Ottery St Mary and cross the UK.
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:
- Find out
if you can claim
- No obligation
to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of injury claims in Ottery St Mary?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Ottery St Mary, Devon and across the country, recover injury compensation.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, 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 go with a local Ottery St Mary lawyer?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are usually run by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Ottery St Mary as you will be expected to attend a medical examination.
Read more - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?
The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of £12,240 for scarring could vary from £7,344 to £10,404.
Comparing Ottery St Mary personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.
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.