Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, you could claim financial compensation.
We have helped injured people in Sidmouth, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Do I have a claim?
If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you 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 points to consider?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.
A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim 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:
Road accident claims in Sidmouth
Road users should be able to claim injury compensation if they are hurt on Sidmouth's roads due to another party's carelessness.
It does not matter if you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Sidmouth's roads, or were hurt in a collision on a roundabout, our guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about what to do.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Sidmouth
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.
Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
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.
More claim types
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.
Sidmouth 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.
Sidmouth 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 Sidmouth, 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 Sidmouth 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:
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if you can claim
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to start a claim
How much experience do the solicitors have of winning claims in Sidmouth?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Sidmouth, Devon and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to ladder accidents.
Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
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.
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.