Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped hundreds of people in South Molton, Devon and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Do I have a personal injury claim?
The main criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other considerations?
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 the defendant is uninsured.
We can verify whether you have a valid claim over the phone. Speak to an injury solicitor 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 South Molton
Drivers have a right to start a claim for compensation if they have been injured on South Molton's roads because of another party's actions.
Whether you were injured in a motorbike accident, or were a passenger in a car accident on South Molton's roads, we're here to help. Quittance's guide sets out how to start a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in South Molton
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation.
Whether you broke a bone or inhaled toxic fumes, our guide to work accident claims explains your legal rights and how you can make a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other types of injury claim
Public place 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.
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.
Read more about No win, no fee clinical negligence claim
Solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.
Read more about No win, no fee industrial disease claim
South Molton No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, South Molton injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in South Molton, Devon and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your 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 there will be nothing to pay.
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
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.
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
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.