A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in South Molton or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A no-obligation phone consultation with an injury lawyer can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in South Molton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped self employed or employed injured claimants, from dental nurses to sales executives, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the North Devon local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in North Devon Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury463
Explosion related (e.g. gas)020
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)301
Fall from height101511
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)130
Manual handling573836
Slip, trip, fall same level412835
Struck against446
Struck by moving vehicle331
Struck by object20919

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Road traffic accident claims in South Molton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in South Molton are relatively common. Government statistics reveal 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,427.

Our network of certified solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the best awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in South Molton.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon and the UK in 2015. These types of accident are often lead to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with incidents having happened on East St and on Broad Street.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Clinical negligence in South Molton

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

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South Molton serious injury claims

We understand the vital change an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants.

By limiting the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured claimant and their dependants, a claim helps them to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors engage with insurers and doctors and health professionals to make sure claimants affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries which are held to be serious and catastrophic include concussion and benzene poisoning.

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South Molton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover South Molton and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in South Molton and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their track record in winning cases.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do you have of claims in South Molton?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in South Molton, Devon and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to choose the right lawyer for your compensation claim

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Reviews for solicitors in South Molton

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly critical as cases are typically conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will usually need to go to a medical assessment.

More on - Do you have a medical centre near me?

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers often surprises claimants.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?67,109 for severe knee injuries might vary from ?40,265 to ?57,042.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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