Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you live in Sidmouth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
In most cases, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
A no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor will give answers and advice.
Choosing the best solicitor
Finding the most suitable PI solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards getting the best compensation award for your accident.
How do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to work with?
Reviews for lawyers in Sidmouth
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured index finger could vary between £7,370 and £9,900 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Compensation claims Quittance conducts in Sidmouth
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness throughout Sidmouth. Quittance have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts and insurance companies when determining compensation. A claim should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have aided families claim damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include concussion, cerebral palsy and mesothelioma.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident in the Devon workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles occurring on spillages are also common with slips and trips having happened on Queen St and on Fore Street.
Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pleural thickening.
Clinical negligence in Sidmouth
Medical negligence, which is now more correctly called 'Clinical Negligence', is when an injury results from a failing by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare professional, either private or NHS. Our panel of solicitors covering Sidmouth have handled legal action brought against healthcare providers including Sidmouth Hospital, All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8EN.
Road traffic accidents in Sidmouth
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sidmouth are quite common. Official statistics reveal 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.
Quittances group of proficient no win no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Sidmouth.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from building site contractors to product development scientists, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics for the East Devon local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in East Devon Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance related||1||2||3|
|Fall from height||19||18||13|
|Slip, trip or fall||38||29||26|
|Hit by vehicle||3||1||2|
|Hit by object||17||14||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Sidmouth No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
Solicitors looking after claims in Sidmouth generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from charging any legal costs if they lose the case.
Will there be extra fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. This will help you make the best decision.
Get more information online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Start your claim
When you are ready to get underway, you can start your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through Quittance's online contact form here.
Contact a member of the Quittance panel of experts today to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.