Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our personal injury services
We have helped injured people in Teignmouth, Devon and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- in the last three years, and;
- someone else was to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
We can confirm your eligibility to claim over the phone. Speak to a legally trained expert now on 0800 612 7456. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury 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
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 Teignmouth
Teignmouth road users have a right to claim compensation if they are hurt as the result of someone else's negligence.
Whether you were injured in a cycling accident, or were hurt in a car collision on Teignmouth's roads, this expert guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident compensation claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Teignmouth
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, whether you are a labourer injured on a building site or you had a fall in a warehouse, our work accident claim guide covers everything you need to know about making a successful work accident claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
Public place injuries
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.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
More injury claim types
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.
Teignmouth 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, Teignmouth 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 Teignmouth, 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.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
What are the road accident statistics in Teignmouth
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.
Teignmouth work accident statistics
The latest 2019 accident information in the Teignbridge Local Authority (2013/14) are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Teignbridge Local Authority||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||36|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6|
|Struck by object||23|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
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.