Personal injury solicitors
If your life has been affected by illness or injury, we are here to help.
With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.
We have helped injured people in Tavistock, Devon and throughout the UK. We can help you get the compensation you need too.
How did your injury happen?
The steps required to win a personal injury claim will depend on what caused your injury or illness.
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.
Is there anything else that can affect my eligibility to claim?
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.
What if I was injured as a child?
If you were injured as a child (under 18), you can start a claim at any time until your 21st birthday.
An injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
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.
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
Car, HGV, bike and motorcycle accidents in Tavistock are quite common. Department of Transport data reveals there were 1695 road accidents in Devon in 2021 (1366 slight accidents, 302 accidents and 27 fatal accidents).
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Tavistock and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.
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.
Tavistock work accident claims
Devon Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 647 non-fatal and 3 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 463 cases.
|Devon work accidents (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||2%|
|Fall from height||11%|
|Injured by an animal||2%|
|Lifting and handling injuries||23%|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||22%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0%|
|Struck by object||9%|
You may be entitled to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a gardener or a warehouse worker, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful compensation claim.
Tavistock clinical negligence claims
Clinical negligence is the term for 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 a clinic or NHS trust covering Tavistock, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust (Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon).
Tavistock public place accident claims
An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.
Whether you have been injured on a slippery floor at a supermarket or on a footpath, you may be able to start an injury claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, we can help.
Claim compensation for a serious injury
Serious and catastrophic injuries typically include brain or spinal injuries, amputation, burns or multiple fractures.
A successful claim will reduce the burden of bills and other financial issues, so you and your family can focus on your recovery. Our panel of expert serious injury solicitors work with medical care specialists and insurance providers, to get the rounded support you need.
Will I have to visit my solicitor's office?
If you are planning to start a claim, you do not need to go to a solicitor's office.
On a quick phone call with a friendly advisor, you can explain what happened and find out if you may have a claim. There is no obligation to start a claim.
When you decide to go ahead, the next step is to discuss your case with an expert solicitor. Your solicitor will handle every stage of your claim and will be there to answer any questions you have.
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 Tavistock and cross the UK.
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Frequently asked questions
Has Quittance helped many Tavistock injury claimants?
We can help you start a claim for no win, no fee injury compensation, whether you live in Tavistock, Devon, or anywhere in the UK.
Regardless of whether you were hurt whilst doing your job or as a result of a missed diagnosis, your injury lawyer will recover the best possible compensation for your injuries.
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.
Tavistock solicitor reviews
All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Online reviews and word of mouth will make it easier to choose the best solicitor for your needs.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If, for example, 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 for them.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly to blame?
Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.
You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).
If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.
How long will my claim take?
The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes 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.
This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
Road accident claims
4 to 9 months
Work accident claims
6 to 9 months
Medical negligence claims
12 to 36 months
Industrial disease claims
12 to 18 months
Public place or occupiers’ liability claims
6 to 9 months
MIB claims (uninsured drivers)
3 to 4 months**
CICA claims (criminal assault)
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?
The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.
Can I get an early (interim) 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 out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.
Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor
About the author
Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.