A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Tiverton or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Work accident claims in Tiverton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to veterinary nurses, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work information for the Mid Devon local authority reported under regulations by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Mid Devon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other9148
Machinery related572
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)113
Fall from height (ladder)995
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)214
Manual handling401918
Slip or trip272426
Struck against211
Struck by moving vehicle063
Struck by object6138
Crushed by something collapsing011

Read more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Tiverton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Tiverton are common. Gov.uk statistics show 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,427.

Our panel of expert no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Tiverton.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury

We understand the critical difference compensation can make to people affected by serious injury. We work for compensation for severe injuries, which includes reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors communicate with medical providers and the Courts ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic include chronic pain and brain tumours.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work in Devon and the UK. They are often connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Mid Devon local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from occupational asthma to solvent exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Tiverton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. To make a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Tiverton 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 Tiverton and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Tiverton, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Tiverton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Tiverton, Devon and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from whiplash to slips and trips at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

How to find the right injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Comparing Tiverton personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Tiverton?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist could vary between ?38,500 and ?48,400 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of 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.

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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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