Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured due to a careless driver, employer or anyone else, we can help you claim compensation.

Our personal injury services

Every year, we help hundreds of people in Tiverton, Devon and across the UK claim compensation for:

Will I be able to make a claim?

You should be able to claim financial compensation for your injury if the accident (or 'date of knowledge') happened:

  • within the last three years, and;
  • another person was at least partly to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other considerations?

Yes. In practice, several other factors can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the context of your injury or where the injury occurred.

It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

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

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

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

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:

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Tiverton road accident claims

If you were hurt on Tiverton's roads due to the carelessness of another driver, you may be able to start a claim for compensation.

Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or were hurt in a crash, our expert team can help. This guide to road accident compensation explains what you need to know about how to get started.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Tiverton

Have you suffered an injury at work and your employer or another member of staff was to blame? If so you may be able to claim compensation through their liability insurance.

However your injury occurred, whether you are a security guard injured in the line of duty or a shop worker injured on retail premises, our work accident claim guide shows you how best to make a successful claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Injuries in a public place

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.

Public place accident claims

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

Industrial disease claims

More injury claim types

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

Other types of claim

Tiverton 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, Tiverton 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 Tiverton, 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.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Free, no obligation advice

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

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.

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.

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.

What are the road accident statistics in Tiverton

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.

The 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.

Tiverton work accident statistics

The most recent 2019 accident at work information for the Mid Devon Local Authority (2013/14) reported under regulations by the HSE and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in Mid Devon Local AuthorityReported Injuries
Other8
Machinery related2
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)3
Fall from height (ladder)5
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)4
Manual handling18
Slip or trip26
Struck against1
Struck by moving vehicle3
Struck by object8
Crushed by something collapsing1

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.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

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.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

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*

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**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

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.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

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.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

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.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

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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