Updated: Thursday, 28th July 2016
Whether you are based in Paignton or anywhere in the country, our solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
A no-obligation phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can give answers and advice.
Advice for potential Claimants looking for a personal injury solicitor
In many cases a personal injury claim can take several months to complete. For cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Will I need to select a local Paignton injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less critical as injury cases are run remotely.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice with national medical coverage as Claimants will need to attend a medical examination.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a fractured femur, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £7,370 to £11,385 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Look into Paignton solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to go with.
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Which kinds of cases do you conduct in Paignton and Devon?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries in Paignton. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or a toxic substance accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken ankles happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having happened on Paignton Rd and on Marldon Rd.
Road traffic accidents in Paignton
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Paignton are common with statistics showing a total of 364 accidents (311 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Torbay local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 363. Incidents in the Paignton region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A3022 and B3060 junction and on the B3201 and A379 roundabout.
Our network of proficient no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in getting optimum damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Paignton.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to silicosis.
Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed people, from construction workers to packaging technologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident statistics for the Paignton local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in Torbay Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||8||0||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||16||9||15|
|Lifting and carrying||58||27||30|
|Slip, trip or fall||61||39||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||5||2|
|Hit by object||19||9||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Serious injury solicitors acting in Paignton
The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining what a claim is worth.
Damages should lessen the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms correspond with medical experts and insurance companies, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.
Clinical negligence in Paignton
Medical negligence, which is correctly called clinical negligence, is where there has been a breach of duty by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional. Our expert panel of personal injury solicitors covering Paignton have handled claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Paignton Community Hospital, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AG.
Paignton No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you win, the costs for your solicitor will be settled by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company). In the event that your lawyer does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees.
A 'success fee' is levied by Paignton solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is taken from your compensation and is generally 25 percent.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may charge additional fees should the claim fail. Through our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on having the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a solicitor.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
If you are ready to proceed, you can start the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's contact form.
Speak to a member of Quittance's network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.