Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
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.
Making a personal injury claim
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.
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
Which claims does Quittance conduct in South Molton and Devon?
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries across South Molton. We have assisted with:
Clinical negligence in South Molton
Medical negligence - which is now correctly known as clinical negligence - is the term for when an injury is sustained from a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. An example case could be an orthopaedic injury claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Devon and South Molton have assisted with legal cases brought against private and NHS hospitals including South Molton Hospital, Widgery Drive, South Molton, EX36 4DP.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in South Molton
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||6||3|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height||10||15||11|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||28||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Struck by object||20||9||19|
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.
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.
Solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in South Molton
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) secure Claimants from the need to settle legal fees if the claim is not won.
A success fee can be charged by South Molton solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is in most cases 25 percent and is deducted from the Claimant's award.
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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
We offer detailed information to help people affected by injury choose whether to start an injury claim.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin your injury claim?
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to make a claim for compensation, or you can start your compensation claim online here.
Quittance's specialist team can help. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.