Were you injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
We have helped injured people in Totnes, Devon and throughout the UK get compensation for:
Can I claim compensation?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- 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, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.
Why not speak to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim 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
Calculate my 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:
Road accident claims in Totnes
Totnes road users can claim injury compensation if they have been hurt due to another party's negligence.
It does not matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Totnes's roads, our useful guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Totnes
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you are a chef injured in a kitchen or a paramedic injured in the line of duty, our guide to work accident claims sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Public place injuries
Officially reported figures underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Devon workplace. These types of accident are often related to accidents categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
When a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.
If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.
Further information: Clinical negligence claim
More injury claim types
The Quittance team recognise the difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance's team work to get the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of law firms correspond with medical professionals and the Courts to make sure families affected by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need.
Further information: Catastrophic injury claims
Totnes 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, Totnes 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 Totnes, 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.
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.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
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Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of handling claims in Totnes?
We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Totnes, Devon and throughout the country, get compensation.
In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Devon get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.
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 means you will never be out of pocket.
Comparing injury solicitors in Totnes - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will you need to go with a local Totnes solicitor?
Going for a local law firm is not so relevant as cases are normally run by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a firm that has medical facilities near Totnes as claimants will have to attend a medical examination.
What are the road accident statistics in Totnes
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Totnes are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows 2 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 311 slight accidents in 2013 in Torbay (Total events were 364 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 363.
Quittance's network of best of breed road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in securing the best settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Totnes.
Totnes work accident statistics
The most recent 2019 accident at work stats for the Torbay Local Authority (2013/14) was available in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in Torbay Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||15|
|Lifting and carrying||30|
|Slip, trip or fall||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2|
|Hit by object||7|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0|
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.