Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, Quittance Legal Services are here to help.
We have helped injured people in Tavistock, Devon and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Can I claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury 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. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident, the quantum of the claim or whether your chosen solicitor believes your claim has a prospect of success.
It costs nothing to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our 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 Tavistock
You should be able to start a claim for compensation if you have been injured on Tavistock's roads as the result of a negligent road user.
Whether you sustained an injury in a motorbike accident, or have been hurt in a crash on the motorway, our expert team are here. Our useful guide sets out what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Tavistock
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
No matter what your employment status, whether you have strained a muscle in the office or have been exposed to asbestos, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Officially reported statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured ankles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also common with street falls having happened in the local area.
Clinical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of injury compensation. To make a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.
Read more about Clinical negligence compensation
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical change compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. We work for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including damages for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's panel of expert law firms have helped claimants recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation
Tavistock 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, Tavistock 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 Tavistock, 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.
Starting a claim
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
Frequently asked questions
What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Tavistock?
Quittance is a national network of expert solicitors that helps people in Tavistock, Devon and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
What should be considered when comparing Tavistock solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Do I need to go with a local legal firm?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as injury cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a company that provides a national network as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.
What are the road accident statistics in Tavistock
Our group of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in fighting for the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Tavistock.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Tavistock are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,427.
Work accident statistics in Tavistock
The latest 2019 work injury information for the West Devon Local Authority (2013/14) collated under reporting legislation by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Devon Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||1|
|Fall from height||7|
|Injured by an animal||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||15|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||14|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0|
|Struck by object||6|
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.