A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Teignmouth or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A short, free call with a Teignmouth-specialist lawyer can provide answers and useful advice.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Teignmouth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Teignmouth.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Teignmouth are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,427.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Teignmouth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from electricians to systems programmers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident information in the Teignbridge local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury672
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)513
Fall from height (scaffolding)81020
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)610
Manual handling493230
Physical attack6511
Slip, trip, fall same level604136
Struck against1123
Struck by moving vehicle236
Struck by object192223
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Work accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Teignmouth specialists for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the critical change compensation will make to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation helps people to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have for many years aided families affected by major accidents. Injury and illness considered to be serious and catastrophic range from paralysis to serious psychiatric harm.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Devon workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by a moving object or a drowning accident. Public place (Teignbridge local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken collarbones occurring on tripping on a street are also quite common with pothole trips having happened in the local area.

Clinical negligence in Teignmouth

When someone is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. You can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence claim

Teignmouth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Teignmouth and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Teignmouth, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Teignmouth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Teignmouth, Devon and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and motorbike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim

It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Look into Teignmouth solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can be a good place to start if you are weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not critical as cases are typically run by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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.

Read more
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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