A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Tavistock or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor will consider how the points will relate to your injury claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Tavistock

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from members of the army to television production assistants, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury information for the Tavistock local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Devon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported1467
Machinery related201
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)201
Fall from height677
Injured by an animal121
Lifting and handling injuries16915
Physical attack5610
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)181114
Struck against012
Struck by moving vehicle310
Struck by object776

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Road traffic accident claims in Tavistock

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Tavistock

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.

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Slips, trips and falls

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.

Serious injury solicitors in Tavistock

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.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to silicosis.

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Tavistock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Tavistock and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Tavistock and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical for your circumstances

Finding the most appropriate personal injury lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award.

How can you make sure you choose the most appropriate one to instruct?

The disparity in the amount of success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is huge.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?81,027 for deafness can vary from ?48,616 to ?68,873.

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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.

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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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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.

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